Who Needs A Classroom is a weekly podcast from current rapper / former university lecturer C.Shreve the Professor. After leaving academia and experiencing the social isolation that defined American life in 2020, Shreve decided he needed a new way to connect with the world. Who knows where these discussions will lead. Prone to ramble and follow ideas down their rabbit holes, the Professor's conversational approach was a favorite of his students and he's hoping his new listeners will relate as well.
Biostatistics: For The Kids
Part 4 of the Professor's series on Biostatistics. Epidemiologists know that if we can hold on a little longer, we can beat this thing. Remember that even if you're vaccinated, kids everywhere aren't. If we jump the gun and try to get back to normal too soon, we'll end up making this drag out even longer--and endanger millions of people in the process.
Trying something new puts you in the beginner category. While new beginnings are beautiful, they can also be frustrating, confusing, and disappointing, especially when expectations aren't realistic. Embracing the idea of a child's mind--one of curiosity, wonder, and fresh perspective--in both our personal and professional lives can bring new opportunities and help us break out of rigid thought processes and preconceptions.
4th Grade Principles
Staying at home with our kids in online learning scenarios allows us a special window into the teaching environments and curriculum that otherwise wouldn't have been available. After listening in on his son's 4th grade class for the past year, Shreve shares some principles that we can all apply.
Biostatistics: Summarizing Data
The third installment in C.Shreve's series on Biostatistics focusses largely on measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and measures of variation (range, standard deviation, coefficient of variation). Nominal & ordinal scales are discussed as well as qualitative and quantitative variables. The usefulness of figures is highlighted and a sample standard deviation problem work through is included.
One Step at a Time
Big tasks and projects have to be broken down incrementally. The entire journey cannot be completed in one day--and thus only the part of the process you're in now demands your full attention. Finding a way to focus in and concentrate your energy on the step at hand is vital to unlocking your full potential.
You gotta put in work if you expect to build anything. Your time has value and if you waste it, a part of you knows that you've lost an opportunity. Working at something improves your competence, which in turn improves your confidence. Work is the simple four letter word that can make all the difference.
A must listen for any creative or thinking human.
C. Shreve dives into his personal history, experiences, and skills as an educator/entertainer/athlete. His topics are wide ranging, but always return to a positive message. I’m always on the right side of the day after hearing him share his thoughts. A bright light in a weird time.