The last post was a wee bit panicky. I get it. I’ve been on the giving end of education for far too long. I’m used to being in a position of “Do this kid – yes, it’s for marks!” This’ll be good for me.
I’ve spent the last few days with the luxury of having time to digest. I’ve done a fair bit of reading but still had time to get in a couple of runs and play some Civilization. I’m remembering what it is like to get to try to get your head around something that someone else tells you is important. I’ve been lucky for a long time to set my own path and explore what I want to or see as important. Not saying that what I’m being asked to read isn’t important or relevant; it is (except for some of the details in reporting on null hypothesis statistical significance testing – here I thought we just decided that NHST didn’t exist in BC, or was that the HST.) It’s just an extra step in trying to figure out why it is important. But a necessary step if the knowledge gained is going to have any sticking power or meaning.
The next big question will be regarding how all of this new studying will balance with my transition back to work on Sept. 6. I get to slip in slowly – only 3 days in at school this week. But come the week of Labour Day (yes, we have Labour Day in Canada, we just spell it differently!), we’ll see how warm the water really is.
For now, back to the deck with a book or the iPad to do more reading while my daughter makes her old dad dinner! Now that’s a happy thing!