Advice Wanted; Reconcile with religious parent 2018-09-22T09:54:32.784Z · score: 14 (9 votes)
Tips on talking about Polyamory 2018-09-18T03:31:48.576Z · score: 7 (5 votes)
Bayesianism (Subjective or Objective) 2018-07-29T08:02:51.153Z · score: 5 (3 votes)
How to intro Effective Altruism 2018-06-07T10:24:59.072Z · score: 5 (3 votes)
Teaching Methodologies & Techniques 2018-06-04T11:33:15.436Z · score: 22 (6 votes)


Comment by chaoshufflepuff on Tips on talking about Polyamory · 2018-09-20T00:45:45.575Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I think they're more on the frontier of progressiveness. It's a jewish youth group, and the seminar is for all of the young adults involved in running the movement (we mainly run camps and activities for kids).

I thought it could be interesting to subtly challenge the whole being on the frontier thing and make them aware that it makes more sense to become open minded about things beyond the frontier.

There's no risk of corrupting the youth since we're not involving the kids we run stuff for in this seminar.

Comment by chaoshufflepuff on Tips on talking about Polyamory · 2018-09-20T00:43:22.570Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

1. In an attempt to explain myself better: I have never been in a relationship. The benefits of healthy polyamory posed to me previously make sense to me logically. But because I do not actively think about relationships, nor have I been in one, I do not know whether I will be more comfortable with a mono relationship or with poly relationships. Which is why I say I may end up identifying. It makes sense to me, but I am yet to know what my personal experience will present to me.

2. I didn't exactly mean to directly align rationality to polyamory and make them appear in any way adjacent. I just thought, because of the stigmas against polyamory, it would make for an interesting subject as a demonstration of steelmanning.

3. I didn't mean this post in a way of "do my homework for me". It was more a call for open input to supplement the reading in the form of anything anyone things is important for me to consider from their point of view, or lived experiences.

4. Thanks for the suggestion, if I do pick polyamory as my topic, I will take you up on the suggestion and write a summary here for feedback.

Comment by chaoshufflepuff on Teaching Methodologies & Techniques · 2018-06-06T01:40:53.624Z · score: 2 (3 votes) · LW · GW

We use the block courses of the website Code.Org. It's similar to scratch in some regards. Not familiar with LightBot.

Comment by chaoshufflepuff on Teaching Methodologies & Techniques · 2018-06-05T03:41:44.799Z · score: 10 (2 votes) · LW · GW

So the kids I teach are about 7-12 years old.

Still in early stages, I've only been teaching them for 5 weeks so far (1 hour per week).

My approach is to set them onto a task, and get them to attempt it on their own. If they are struggling, I tell them that before I will help them they need to just try a few of the first things that come to mind, see what happens, and if they still need help I will walk them through figuring it out for themselves.

Only very rarely do I explicitly tell any of the kids how to do a specific thing.

Comment by chaoshufflepuff on Teaching Methodologies & Techniques · 2018-06-04T21:22:02.025Z · score: 9 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I also teach a kids programming class currently. I also run youth movement activities for kids most wekeends and on holiday camps!