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Developing resilience and preparing for adversity

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. Growth mindsets. We often hear these terms used a lot in and out of educational contexts. The key element in this is learning how to reframe failure, and building mental capacity, or the opportunity to practice resilience. Reducing the effects of significant adversity on our lives is essential to the progress and…

Cold brew coffee

Coffee is a valuable, necessary resource in my toolkit. I've been trying to work on increasing my water intake, and substituting tea. Yet, I start my day with a cup of coffee or two. In my explorations of the world of coffee, my interest in making and hacking also has inspired me to research new…

Take the time to review and reinforce your digital hygiene

Your safety in digital spaces is of extreme importance. You use digital texts and tools across a number of spaces to conduct sensitive business. This includes manipulating data about your financial, health, personal, and professional worlds. Good digital hygiene is important both at home and at work. A single compromised account or device could result…

Lyrics, Performance, & Power

I'm teaching a course on slam poetry as part of our first year experience (FYE) initiative here at CofC. This course is titled the "Revolutionary Poets Society" and it is a reboot of an after-school club I facilitated when I was teaching middle school. The Revolutionary Poets Society focuses on global opportunities to respond to…

Encrypt your devices

Once a year you should take time to review and audit your digital hygiene to make sure you’re doing everything possible to protect yourself online. First, make sure you know what we mean when we discuss privacy and security online. Second, take control of your passwords. Third, use two factor authentication to add a layer of protection on top…

Protect your connection to the Internet

Once a year you should take time to review and audit your digital hygiene to make sure you’re doing everything possible to protect yourself online. First, make sure you know what we mean when we discuss privacy and security online. Second, take control of your passwords. Third, use two factor authentication to add a layer of protection on top…

Review & Revoke Social Logins & Third Party App Access

Once a year you should take time to review and audit your digital hygiene to make sure you’re doing everything possible to protect yourself online. First, make sure you know what we mean when we discuss privacy and security online. Second, take control of your passwords. Third, use two factor authentication to add a layer of protection on top…

Clean out your browser extensions

Once a year you should take time to review and audit your digital hygiene to make sure you’re doing everything possible to protect yourself online. First, make sure you know what we mean when we discuss privacy and security online. Second, take control of your passwords. Third, use two factor authentication to add a layer of protection on top…

Backup your digital information and devices

Once a year you should take time to review and audit your digital hygiene to make sure you’re doing everything possible to protect yourself online. First, make sure you know what we mean when we discuss privacy and security online. Second, take control of your passwords. Third, use two factor authentication to add a layer of protection…