I have had protesters outside my apartment in Washington DC since I returned from British Columbia 10 days ago. They are objecting to the use of aversives and GED at The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, MA. At the start of the protest, I had never heard the term “aversives.” And despite being an educator, I had no knowledge of The Judge Rotenberg Education Center. I had assumed that we had long ago abandoned torture as a form of getting student compliance.
This week, I celebrate almost two full years working in the The Internet of Things (IoT). I can clearly say it has been one of the best and challenging years of my life both personally and professionally. My work life has been equally motivating, challenging, and a pure joyful adventure on most days.
I always had a desire to bring something positive to the world, to contribute beyond myself. I had it from very early on. I was always looking for how to do it. I think it was a bit buried when I was a teenager. Then I studied engineering out of practicality. After finishing that, I started working in that industry, but it just felt like something was missing. So I changed jobs. Eventually, I realised that I had to do something completely different because I felt so empty. So I left my job.
One of the main problems with learning to think critically is the problem of transference. This is a problem that plagues learning in general. How do we take what we have learned and use it in a way that we have not been trained to use it?
The advent of blogging has proven that firms have finally realised that marketing is more than a social activity. Being an active blogger pays in the social media era. Businesses that blog get 67% more leads than those that never blogged.
How you're being treated is how you're being perceived.
In high school I was into writing and photography, needless to say I was not in the popular crowds. Through modern day social technology like Facebook, I can clearly see that the majority of the popular kids in high school have gone on to do very little in their lives or careers. There is a long-term value in viewing yourself as a nerd and embracing the nerd within.