Open Loops 6/26/2015


On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on

  • Checking whether you are getting the Internet speeds you are paying for
  • Cleaning water bottles
  • Stores that let you return used merchandise
  • …and more!

Productivity Tool Overview: Pomodoro


I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy. All of these strategies will help you get things done, but work best under the right circumstances.

This June I will be looking at my go-to tools – the ones in my productivity toolbox. I will look at how to use them, what they are best at, and when I use them. Today we will look at the Pomodoro method.


School Is Done!


As of 4pm this afternoon, I am done with my teacher preparation course. My license has been applied for, and I will have a provisional teaching license from the state in about 4 weeks. I finished my coursework last Sunday, and today I taught four of my fellow students and an English professor how to […]