This semester I am teaching 3 full-credit classes:
In addition I am also the academic advisor for a group of new freshmen, and teaching their 1/4-credit “Explorations” class, which helps them with their transition to college and process of self-discovery.
Most of my energy this fall is going towards preparing for, teaching, and grading these courses.
I have a few projects still hobbling along, although I don’t have as much time or energy for them at the moment.
I’m working with Nick Wu and Andy Gill on a better semantics for active, a Haskell library for describing and working with time-varying values (i.e. animations). Hopefully it will eventually crystallize into a concrete library and a paper.
I try to keep solving a few problems on Open Kattis now and then, for fun and as preparation for coaching the Hendrix programming team. The goal is to build up a large collection (currently over 625) of solved problems tagged by difficulty and topic, which is super helpful for picking practice problems each week.
Things I’m reading right now (some more sporadically than others):
- I am reading the book of Genesis in the original Hebrew, a little bit every day; currently in chapter 24.
- An Illustrated Theory of Numbers by Martin Weissman.
- The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.
- The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom by Stephen Brookfield.
- Both Here and There: Studies in Concentric Parallelism in the Gospel of Luke by Dennis Chadwick.