Hello #lwsm group!
Introduce yourself to the class in an
interesting way. Teach us things about you that we couldn't learn
googling, but that you wouldn't mind sharing.
Here's one un-googleable thing: I am a rated beach volleyball player in Southern California, which I'm pretty proud of since I only took up the sport a few years ago when I turned forty. I enjoy thoroughly immersing myself in a brand new learning experience - really obsessively getting inside of it.
have you learned so far this summer?
This weekend, I was watching a live stream of the CrossFit Games, a four-day finess tournament of extreme physical endurance involving weightlifting, gymnastics, and functional athletic movements. (I also train CrossFit.)
At some point, I
realized that I wasn't watching to see which athlete performed the best
but which athlete could withstand the most punishment and still finish.
In other words, how much can you getted crushed by a workout and still
push through? How do people learn to endure? How do you master a certain discipline to prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead in that discipline? So I learned that a test of endurance is a way to learn something about
yourself and your limits of unpleasantness.
What are you most looking forward
to next year?
I'm looking forward to being involved in two projects: organizing/teaching a TEDxWindward class and staying involved with the opening and operation of the Studio for Writing & Rhetoric at our school.
What are some big questions that you are thinking about
professionally that could be answered (in full or in part) by social
A big question I'm thinking about for the TED class is: how can I get my students to own it, to take the reins of the class and organize it, follow certain speakers on Twitter, contact others, etc. so that I can be serve more as a guide.