Author Archives: Wayne Cook

Mondays are Beautiful

Mondays give you the opportunity to start something new Continue reading

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To Teach Well, Learn from Students

In education, learning is important for all involved. To teach well, I need to learn from my students. This is just as important as my students learning from me. Continue reading

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Teaching the Use of the Metric System (TUMS)

I taught Physics at George Washington High School on Guam. I gave the students the choice of either using the Imperial System (what we use in the United States) and the Metric System, which is used in the rest of … Continue reading

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Thrive in Hard Classes

Fall forward, try something new each day. Love life and live it fully. Learn to help others and help them succeed. You will receive more successes in your life than you can ever imagine. We each need to be our best and that will make the world around us a much better place. Continue reading

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Growth Comes from Solving Harder Problems

Embrace harder challenges, do not avoid them. Solving harder problems is rewarding. Continue reading

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Push Through Until Task Completion

How many times do we start a project and then leave it incomplete and move on to other tasks? This is something that is the bane of most people, including me. This is one reason agile processes, including the Scrum … Continue reading

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Careers in Computer Science

Careers in Computer Science are quite rewarding and can be quite lucrative. Please explore your options and obtain a good foundation. A past article I wrote on Choosing a Career might be of interest to you. Find a career where … Continue reading

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Keep It Stupid Simple

Keep it Stupid Simple means to look for the simplest solution that for programming means something that does the job and is easy to maintain. For other subjects, it can be best expressed by Occam Razor Continue reading

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Students, Strive to Be an Individual

I am into my fifth decade of teaching in various forms. The one constant in all of that time is that each student is an individual with unique needs and learning styles. It is impossible to meet all the needs … Continue reading

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STEM/Computer Science Board Meeting 16 December 2020

This information is probably not as thorough as I would like. It is based off of notes I wrote on the back of a business card since I did not have any other writing material available. So, I hope I … Continue reading

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