Ballet Squid Chronicles: In Which Your Humble Blogger Hoses Up His Ballet Schedule By Getting A Job

I am now officially a Supplemental Instruction Leader.

For those not familiar with the concept, SI is sort of like a formalized study group for a specific class led by a peer who has done well in the class in question.  The SI Leader is there to facilitate, organize the process, and keep stuff rolling along.

Being an SI Leader is a great opportunity for people who are interested in teaching (not least because it provides a chance to see if you’re actually at all suited to teaching), not to mention a fantastic way to review challenging material from a class you’ve already taken.  That’s a big win-win for me.

The only drawback?

Scheduling.  (What else?)

Predictably, the class for which I’ll be leading the SI session A) is early and B) overlaps with M/W morning ballet.

This means I’ll be taking on some wacky alternative ballet schedule this semester (I’m thinking W, F, S, S) in exchange for the chance to enjoy the heck out of revisiting Behavioral Neuroscience and help some other students out along the way.

It also means getting up at 5:45 or 6:00 in order to be at school to lead an 8:30 AM group.  In the long run, this is a good thing, as it forces me to get up earlier than I otherwise might.

It also means that, in order to catch to 7:15 bus to school, I’ll be out on the bike on relatively low-traffic roads (today, I opted to take the bus the whole way for Reasons).

In other news, I’m still planking along, but have given up on trying to make movies because we’re doing dynamic planks right now and it’s seriously hard to talk and do those (and 2+ minutes of me planking while staring at the camera just sounds boooooooring). 

I did make it 2 minutes and 11 seconds yesterday, though!

So that’s it for now.  I’ll be posting my original Behavioral Neuroscience SI resources here for anyone who either leads “undergrad brain-class” SI or just likes brains and might enjoy them. 

First two should be up soon!

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About asher

Me in a nutshell: Standard uptight ballet boy. Trapeze junkie. Half-baked choreographer. Budding researcher. Transit cyclist. Terrible homemaker. Getting along pretty well with bipolar disorder. Fabulous. Married to a very patient man. Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2015). Proto-foodie, but lazy about it. Cat owner ... or, should I say, cat own-ee? ... dog lover. Equestrian.

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