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Audrey Watters

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Teaching Machines Word count this week: 18,718. Total words to date:36,821 Other Writing HEWN, No. 300 via substack.com Fables of School Reform in The Baffler Traveling Nope Upcoming week: Hb Reading Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom Icon credits: The Noun Project

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...

2018 has been an incredible year of upheaval for me, with some pretty major personal and professional changes. I finished up my Spencer Fellowship, taking Sam Freedman’s legendary book-writing class this spring. I signed a book deal. We moved. Again. Once back in Hermosa Beach, I started exercising a lot...

Holy crap. 2018 is almost over. And I still have so much to do… Teaching Machines I requested BF Skinner’s FBI file (although considering the federal government is shut down, I don’t expect to see this any time soon) Other Writing HEWN, No. 298 via substack.com The Business of Ed-Tech:...

Hack Education The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018) Teaching Machines I updated the landing page for the website and moved the old verbiage to a blog post Other Writing HEWN, No. 297 via substack.com Traveling Las Vegas (for some “business”) Upcoming week: HB Reading and Viewing I...

Hack Education (The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News Other Writing HEWN, No. 296 via substack.com Working I’m writing one (not ten) “year in review” articles this year. I started work on that massive and depressing undertaking (thank goodness, like the Hack Education Weekly News, for the very last time)...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News – the second-to-last one ever! Teaching Machines I am very excited with the prospect of having a research assistant, thanks to the help of Amy Collier, who’s put me in touch with Middlebury graduate student Noraya Razzaque, who’ll help me get stuff out of...

On Saturday, I deleted the Twitter and Facebook apps, along with Facebook messenger and the app I use for RSS feeds, off my phone. I logged out of Twitter and Facebook on the browser on my laptop. I deleted the Slack and Facebook apps from my iPad. I clicked on...

Hack Education Hack Education Weekly News Teaching Machines I didn’t write anything on the Teaching Machines’ blog this week, I now realize. Ooops. I am still going through the photos and notes I took at ETS. I’m also reading a bunch of books and articles about programmed instruction and trying...

As of December 1, I will (mostly) turn off social media until the draft of my book is done. I won’t be on Facebook – that dumpster fire is pretty easy to walk away from. I won’t check Twitter regularly – a bit harder to do, I confess (even though...