For 17.11.17

  • Learning from Others
  • Workflow, project management software
  • Reading 7-11 Japan
  • Reading Head First Data Analysis

Learning from Others

The point of this exercise is to develop your skills of reading, team work, planning, reflection.

  • Report on interesting things you’ve found in the homework of your classmates
  • To report, using one or more of the higher-level active verbs you find on the “Bloom's Taxonomy, Action Verbs” page (Dropbox)
  • For example, compare and contrast your findings and those of your classmates
  • To learn more, please visit my Team Work page

Workflow (habits)

If you have not already,

  • Study Duhigg’s cookie habit to understand the principles of changing habits
  • Then, change some tiny little thing for the better in your writing routine (could be anything, the principle is the thing)
  • Document it brilliantly: tell a story of transformative learning, like this: “this is the way I do it,” to “here’s the problem,” to “so I tried to do one little thing differently, and this is what happened …” to the end of optimizing my workflow

If you have done this already, move on: read read Getting Things Done and then at least the diagram on page five of Heylighen’s GTD article; then, revise your diagram to include one or more of the following

  • For pdfs, install Mendeley and add brief annotations and searchable tags
  • For photos, organize your album with searchable file names and tags
  • For projects, add two or more dependencies as you will find discussed in project management software, below
  • Integrate short-term calendar and add a long-term calendar

Learn how to manage your project

Using Trello and/or Asana, map your tasks for the week and learn how to exploit these applications to optimize your work. Document with screenshots and a brief discussion of your learning.

Reading Head First Data Analysis

If you have not yet done last week’s homework, your first mission is to learn something — ONE thing.

  • Read until you have an ““a-ha!” experience,” where you really learn something interesting, useful, and probably important
  • This might mean reading more deeply, comparing to what you know, looking things up, like looking up “data analysis” and then more specific elements to at least briefly put the present text into perspective
  • Ask lots of questions, keep asking questions

If you have done the above already, read and outline briefly 7 parts of HFDA Chapters 1-3

  • Pick and choose parts that interest you or which you think especially important
  • Slow down and exploit outlining, cf. my Classroom Example, and where you revise to identify higher-level concepts and thinking