I’m fascinated by science and technology, which is why I’ve been attending the University of Waterloo for Nanotechnology Engineering for the last two years. However, my real passion lays in creation and collaboration. Those magical moments where ideas and concepts click in to place, either in a project, a classroom, or alone with a book (or these days, the web). I want to help create those sorts of moments for people. I want to teach, but more than facts I want to help people uncover the way things fit together. In my experience, this type of teaching takes hard work and creativity. I find ideas are more often understood when they’re jiggled and stretched before they’re laid out flat. When they’re expressed through imagery and narrative. When the students are taught how to connect the dots themselves. I find all of this fascinating, and I want to get better at it, I think it’s something that matters. And the nano part was a logical choice for me, since when I first learned about it, it seemed more like magic then reality, and because many of the pieces have locked together for me in my last couple years of study.
*Note: This was a part of my application to YouTube’s Next Up Edu Guru Program*
A. Filling in my calendar with mandatory activities such as sleep, meals, and scheduled events such as work, school, meetings helps me see what time is left for other work and play.
B. Filling out one event at a time is a pain and takes a lot of time because of the way my lists are color coordinated and I am a perfectionist and want all the details to be written down rawr rawr rawr.
C. If I schedule events to auto-repeat and then just adjust them individually as needed I will save time and remove a procrastination block. I already do this for my class schedule, why have I been copying events to be identical on 5 adjacent days, what is this madnesss!!!
I don’t know how I didn’t see this before.