048: Living On The Edge of Chaos – How To Be Miserable with Randy Paterson

We have been reading the book, How To Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use, in our Coffeechug Mastermind Group and we have had our ideas and habits challenged with this book by Randy Paterson.

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I reached out to Randy asking for a chance to ask him some question for the podcast based on the conversations we have had online in the group. In this episode we discuss the following:

  1. How did this book concept come to reality? How did it develop based on his work?
  2. Does self esteem exist?
    1. People with high self esteem are not doing positive affirmations. They are doing nothing.
    2. Why the list of self affirmations are lies
  3. How do we remove the plug and stop thinking negatively?
  4. How do we ingest a proper balance of proper social nutrients to stop isolating ourselves by staying online?
  5. How we actually use our 24 hours in a day?
    1. Average American consumes 10 hours of screen time
    2. Mix in sleep of 8 hours
    3. We are not left with many hours left!
    4. Is there a correlation between isolation vs. mental health issues
  6. How a Men in Black Activity will make you rethink your habits
  7. How to rethink the mental healthy system to allow for better heath
  8. Why it is easier to label a person with a disorder vs. personality?

You can find his work on his website that will lead you to all of his work, books, social media and more.

Here is a link to the video that started it all.

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LEGO EV3 Programming Tip: Using Spaces

It is Monday which means a new Youtube video sharing something to help you or inspire you. While my daughters and I work on a new episode of our show I thought I would share some new things I have been exploring in LEGO EV3 Mindstorms.

In this tutorial using LEGO EV3 Mindstorms Programming software I am showcasing a very simple but often overlooked programming tip – the use of spaces. Learn how adding spaces in your program can help with

1. Parallel Programming

2. Troubleshooting simple errors

3. Group programming blocks by mission

4. Easily organize and realign coding blocks

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My goal is to continue to share and inspire what I learn with others in hopes that it helps at least one other person.

Until the next tip…….. STAY AWESOME!

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047: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Fear and Excitement are Confusing

In this episode I am sharing a big learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs.

In this particular episode I am finally able to announce that we are actually moving into the space. The dream is becoming an official reality and it makes me sweat a bit as reality is setting in for my vision.

  1. When doors don’t open, all is safe and not risky
  2. Open doors means you have to put your money where your mouth is!
  3. Fear and Excitement – when these emotions catch you off guard!

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046: Living on the Edge of Chaos – Wishy Washy

In this episode I am sharing another learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs.

In this particular episode I was working to learn how to speak in business meetings and make sure that the communication between both sides are clear to avoid any misunderstandings. I learned this the hard way in a few meetings I was part of as I was trying to figure things out.

  1. Wishy Washy is a form of communication in education
  2. Business world has no time for wishy washy as you will get ignored
  3. Clear and effective communication starts with a vision and bit of confidence

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045: Living on the Edge of Chaos – Risk Sucks!

In this episode I am sharing another learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs.

In this particular episode I was working to learn how to create a flyer to promote classes and how expensive things can be. Even more importantly, I talk about

  1. Risk Sucks
  2. Why most people avoid risk
  3. Why we must be passionate about our work

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044: Living on the Edge of Chaos – No Job Is Too Small

In this episode I am sharing another notch on my journey attempting to create and develop a non-profit education center focused on STEAM education.

I am working to record the journey so people can follow along and understand what it takes.
You can learn more about 212 STEAM Labs at www.212steamlabs.com

Be sure to let me know what you think as well as any questions or topics you would like for me to explore.

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7 Awesome Things To Do With Slime

Awesome Ava and Dorky Dad Video Series!

We are back! It has been a while since Ava and I have made a video, but it is not because we have not been busy doing other things. I have found that being a father provides me the best opportunity to play, explore, and basically embody everything STEM/STEAM.

Often time we get so wrapped up in details of life that we forget to play. In education, we get so caught up in data or latest trends that we forget the key ingredient of all learning: exploration, play, and laughing.

In our household we have made gallons upon gallons of slime. The craze has not left our house as much as my wife would like for it to move on. We decided to make a video sharing 7 things you can do with slime.

We would love any likes on our YouTube Channel as well as subscribing if you have not. Ava and Addy are now wanting to learn how we edit videos and what to look for when it goes live online. Just one more learning opportunity.

Enjoy!

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043: Living on the Edge of Chaos – New Direction and Bigger Goals

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In this episode I will be discussing new changes coming to the podcast. Don’t panic, it is nothing too crazy and actually all changes are for the better. I will discuss the new direction of the show in regards to the non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub I am trying to launch called 212 STEAM Labs https://www.212steamlabs.com/

We will also discuss how I will be sharing the behind the scenes of how to actually launch a non-profit.

We will finally discuss the types of guests we will be adding to the show. Be sure to leave a comment or email if you have someone who you think would be a good fit for the show.

Finally, let me know what you think about this episode and where things are headed. I am excited and hope you are too.

Until next Tuesday, stay awesome.

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Compilation of 9 Day Teacher Creativity Challenge

Over the summer I ran a two day PBL course for teachers to push their levels of deeper learning in their classroom. I tried to develop a course that was fresh and exciting with the proper amount of challenges and learning that ended with a feeling of success.

In between the two classes we had 9 days where I gave them all nine wrapped gifts that lead to a creativity challenge each day. You can check the challenges down below, but what I have done is create a video showcasing all of their ideas. This was such a huge part to my summer. I have never been so inspired by teachers before and I hope that by sharing this out you will not only be inspired, but it will lead to action.

Check out the video of their AMAZING and BODACIOUS ideas!

The 9 Challenges

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How Gone With The Wind and Can Free Up Phone Storage

Here is a new little trick to help you free up space on your phone. This tip is so amazing that you don’t have to delete anything off your phone. Please check out the video and if you like leave a comment on YouTube with how much space it saved you. Even better would be if you subscribed to the channel!

Happy free phone storage day!

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