Five Coping Skills, in Honor of World Mental Health Day

The five coping skills come courtesy of Dr. Laurie Santos, a cognitive scientist, and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. In January 2018, her course titled Psychology and the Good Life became the most popular course in Yale's history, with approximately one-fourth of Yale's undergraduates enrolled. The course was made available online via Coursera in … Continue reading Five Coping Skills, in Honor of World Mental Health Day

Well That Wasn’t The Answer I Was Hoping For! But…

A recent headline caught my attention immediately: What is the ideal age to retire? It's a question I've been giving more and more thought to, now that I'm getting, well, you know... I was hoping the article was going to reveal that the ideal age was sooner than I thought, which would mean I was … Continue reading Well That Wasn’t The Answer I Was Hoping For! But…

I Just Completed My First Coursera Course, and All I Can Say Is Wow

A few weeks ago I signed up for my first Coursera course - Introduction to Probability and Data, and today I was informed that I had successfully passed the course. The course is part of a five-course Certificate, Statistics with R Specialization (R is a computer language focused on statistical analysis); The other four courses … Continue reading I Just Completed My First Coursera Course, and All I Can Say Is Wow

Do My Students Even Need Me Any More?

I guess the question in the title of this blog contains a bit of hubris, since it implies that at least at some point my students did need me. While it may be true that the best way to learn something is to teach it to yourself,  as a teacher, I have always believed (hoped?) that what … Continue reading Do My Students Even Need Me Any More?