In chapter 2 of the book How People Learn, the authors outline six key principles that differentiate experts from novices. Studying experts will not inherently make you an expert in your field, but it can help you frame self-improvement in ways that make your efforts more meaningful. Though these six principles must be integrated and … Continue reading Adaptive Expertise
Let me frontload this by reiterating that I've spent the majority of my adult years as a high school math teacher. We are not typically the first content-area you think of when remembering the most design-savvy of your teachers. My strengths tended to center more on depth of knowledge and adaptability than on beautiful bulletin … Continue reading Design Matters
Oops! I managed to lock the @CLEPyLadies twitter account last week and am still waiting on the humans to fix this. I'm also still wading my way through html files, getting the website in a workable state. That hasn't been my singular focus, so it's not ready to deploy. HOWEVER... Hoorays! Our live Meetup group … Continue reading CLEPyLadies: Hoorays and an Oops
Tech Ladies, PyLadies, RLadies, DjangoGirls, BlackGirlsCode, WomenWhoCode, Women in Tech... It has been bugging me lately that there are no active women in tech groups near me. Girls Who Code seems to have a presence here, but the local chapter of Women Who Code has had no activity in almost a year. The closest consistently … Continue reading Cleveland, Where My Ladies At?
Balance is a tricky thing to navigate. Documenting my off-time development is important to me, but I get so into the actual learning and production in the brief time I have before work that I end up pushing multiple commits in the 5am-6:30am range at the expense of personal reflection in public. Aka I have … Continue reading My Morning Commits