Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Active Teaching

Educators use the term active learning to describe learning through play, group discussion, one-minute papers, or anything else that requires learners to use...
May 26, 2019

LaTeX, Biber, and Pandoc

I’m trying to get Teaching Tech Together ready for publication. The PDF is looking OK, but I’m struggling to get an HTML that I’m happy with, and I’m hoping ...
May 26, 2019

Words and Hours

Words and productive hours per day over the past five months.
May 24, 2019

Checking-Driven Development

I spent some time talking to my colleague Garrett Grolemund this week about software testing and data science, and I think I’m a little less confused about a...
May 24, 2019

Bottle of Light

Scholastic published a book of mine titled Bottle of Light back in 2008 as part of a reluctant reader program—it wasn’t ever available directly to the public...
May 23, 2019