I’ve been exploring the idea of setting goals that take an entire life to achieve. Unlike a bucket list, which has many small, separate adventures, each life-goal is designed to require continuous effort into my 60s and 70s.
Last month, I wrote about a life-goal for a total distance of indoor rowing. At any point in time, I would always be ahead or behind this goal. It’s an intriguing thought.
I started modestly, though — setting a rowing goal for just this year of 978km or about 607 miles rowed. I’m one month in, and tracking 200m ahead of target.
Putting people into a group doesn’t make them a team. A team is a collection of people with a shared identity who collaborate to achieve a common mission.
- Adam Grant
We created Sleuth because parents deserve better guidance for their children’s care. Unsurprisingly, 97% of parents look online for information about children’s health. Yet, only 24% trust their search results.¹
We believe that parents need personalized guidance. As a result, we are mapping out the solutions parents have tried — resources, experts, programs, and pathways — to respond to the specific situations that children encounter.
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I like the idea of considering how much of [X] (some activity) I will do in my lifetime. For activities that are important, why not set lifetime goals? In good cases — if I am beating my goal — this can be an opportunity for ongoing celebration. And if I drop below my standards, it is motivation for recovery or self-maintenance.
I recently got a rowing machine, and I’m excited to experiment with this idea by creating a lifetime goal for kilometers of erging (indoor rowing). I have been rowing on and off for 18 years, so this is an…
What does the frequency of suspensions tell us about New York’s schools?
This is the first in a series of articles that will look at data about suspensions in New York schools.
We will explore the data together — you as readers and reviewers and me as quantitative spelunker. There is a lot to learn here. In my first quick look, I’ve found that location, teachers’ training, school staffing, class size, students’ ethnicities, student attendance records, and financial need all influence suspensions.
As we go, I hope this series will also demonstrate the ways data visualization and machine learning work…