Teaching Machines

  • I established a goal of writing 800 words a day. It’s a pretty pathetic goal, I realize, but I’d rather not set myself up with a target that I have to struggle to hit, particularly when I get to some of the rougher patches in my thinking. I’m working on sections of the book right now that pertain to Skinner – and I will be for a while. He’s a key figure, of course, and my visit to his archives this spring was really fruitful. I wrote over 10,000 words since January 1, bringing the total so far of the Teaching Machines draft to 18,000. (That other 8000 was from the sample chapter I wrote for Sam Freedman’s class)

Hack Education

Other Writing


  • I did a few end-of-year tasks, deleting everything I’d posted on Facebook in the year, for example, and backing up all my GitHub projects


  • Well, I don’t think that 2019 is going to be a record-setting for book reading on my part. I haven’t cracked a single one open yet this year. By the time I’m done writing each day, all I have energy to do is make dinner and go to bed

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Audrey Watters


Audrey Watters


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