2018-09-24 STEAMLab_wk07 teacher-training

Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments

Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments I’ve gone on record saying that you make (teaching) plans so that you can pivot and change them based on the circumstances. This was that kind of week. For the past couple weeks I had been running the ragged edge trying to roll out the three thematic curriculum programs for my six grade levels and getting this year’s robotics team up and … Continue reading Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 9: Developing Good Habits

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 9: Developing Good Habits. Turns out that regaining my mobility and especially increasing my walking and exercising means that I have to go back to doing things that I wasn’t very good about before, like stretching before or after a workout, or drinking enough water during the day or, god forbid, getting enough sleep each night. Damn. iOS apps and cute … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 9: Developing Good Habits

The Road Back

Students this week have been reflecting on Dr. Pausch’s Last Lecture and this was one of my responses to a student’s reflection: Thanks so much for sharing your reflections on the book and the video this week. Alas, if we live long enough to notice that (A) we’re getting older and, (B) we’re still here, then, hopefully, we learn things that we can share with … Continue reading The Road Back

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 5: Looking at the Next Chapter of My CIDP Journey

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 5: Looking at the Next Chapter of My CIDP Journey. Met with my neurologist to discuss my progress and what to do next. When I met with my physical therapist later in the week, it dawned on me that I’ve been on this particular journey going on two-years now. It’s almost impossible for me to recap the experience of having my … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 5: Looking at the Next Chapter of My CIDP Journey

Thinking about Hands…

I recently started or restarted sketching or doodling, now on my iPad. It was something that I did a lot of back in the pre-computer days. Look at any book I owned in those days and you’ll find my doodles and notes bleeding across the margins. Funny that someone who drew long before I was comfortable writing would have mostly abandoned the art when I … Continue reading Thinking about Hands…

Pacing Myself

I’m a lot better than I was even just a couple months ago. I’ve retired the walker to storage in the garage and I’m focusing on not leaning on the cane when I walk. When I wake in the morning I take a quick pain inventory and except for the bottom of my feet still suffering from neuropathy my legs feel really close to normal. … Continue reading Pacing Myself

Treatments Begin

Day One Done The IV has been unplugged, a little sock put on my hand to protect it over-night and the nurse has left for the day. Well, I survived that one with a lot of hand holding by Tricia and support from her family (and all my friends reading this and sending your well-wishes). So far no side effects, no additional discomfort and not … Continue reading Treatments Begin