What have I learned today? LESSONS FROM DR. SIMPSON’S NEIGHBORHOOD
Professor David Simpson
I can be amazingly productive and creative when I have protected time and when I disconnect from the computer!
Surrounding oneself with bright, playful younger team members in Dr. Simpson’s Neighborhood can result in major learning experiences. Reverse mentoring is highly rewarding.
Many of my better ideas are incubated while I am engaged in mundane, mindless activities such as cleaning my office. I also have excavated rediscovered a number of useful learning tools (such as my CarrollCOLLEGE pencils!)
I am learning many new things by interacting with fellow workplace workshop co-learners across the globe.
I have rediscovered the iPad App that allows me to see what time it is in Germany, Ghana, and the United Kingdom to increase the likelihood of a Skype/Facetime interaction with my newly discovered co-learners.
Today is “National Coffee Day!”
The analytic data on LinkedIn suggests that some of the things I post there there are actually viewed.
The music that my students listen to is not much different from what I used to listen to. Alas, Sir Paul’s voice did show some wear when I heard him this summer at Milwaukee’s Summerfest.
I am blessed with wonderful academic colleagues both within Psychology and University-wide.
There is so much more to learn. Maybe our emeritus Chairman of the Board is correct in his playful suggestion that I should continue to teach another 25 years. So much to learn. Therefore, one must capitalize on the many ways of learning.