What Mike Birbiglia Has to Teach You About Deeper Learning

Something happened after that last post about comedy and the lessons it could bring to our work. I listened to standup. A LOT of standup. One unintended, but much welcome, consequence of that is that I listened to two albums by Mike Birbiglia in two days. Mike Birbiglia's style has gradually evolved from a series … Continue reading What Mike Birbiglia Has to Teach You About Deeper Learning

Avoiding Ctrl-C, or Pulling a “Louie”

I have reached a stride in my position where I'm starting to get comfortable presenting programs within the guidelines I've worked to make students familiar with. While these events are far from perfect, I'm learning to accept their imperfection and aim for improvement as I go. After all, this is my first spring! This week … Continue reading Avoiding Ctrl-C, or Pulling a “Louie”

Sitting On an Escalator: SXSW Reflection A (The Big Takeaway)

For those looking for the more fun SXSW reflection, hang tight. I need to get this out first.At one point during The Benson Interruption, a comedy podcast taped live at South by Southwest, comedian and host Doug Benson told a story/set up a joke about a woman at the airport he saw sitting on an … Continue reading Sitting On an Escalator: SXSW Reflection A (The Big Takeaway)