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Friday, September 9, 2022
How Time Blocking and Time Tracking Can Keep You on Track While Working from Home
This academic year, I am back on campus and back in the office, but our adaptation to remote life means I have more work-from-home days tha...
Friday, November 12, 2021
Three Things Your Academic Book Must Have: An Argument, a Theoretical Contribution, and a Structure
I recently challenged authors on Twitter to state the core argument of their non-fiction book in a tweet. It’s harder than it sounds to sta...
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
How to Teach Engaging Discussion Sections as a Teaching Assistant
This is a guest post by Maria D. Duenas, PhD student at the University of California, Merced, and a long-time Teaching Assistant and Teachi...
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
How to Write a Compelling TEDx Script: Revise, Get Feedback, Repeat
I just finished writing a script for a TEDx talk and I am certain I have never before put in so many hours into such a short piece. I chos...
Sunday, January 17, 2021
If You Want to Do a TEDx Talk, Start Preparing Now
Exciting news: My TEDx talk "How to Kill a Neighborhood and Make a Profit" will be released on January 23, 2021! I have long thou...
Monday, May 18, 2020
How Deep Work Can Enhance Your Productivity and Creativity During the Summer of the Pandemic
We are facing unprecedented times. The summer is now upon us and it will be unlike any summer we have ever experienced. This will be the f...
Friday, April 3, 2020
How to make effective teaching videos for online instruction
When preparing an online class, videos may be the first thing to come to mind. And, videos can be a great idea. However, you certainly do no...
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