About Sasha Grutzeck

Sasha Grutzeck is a Senior Instructional Designer at Johns Hopkins University. She’s a member of the Learning Solutions department, where she writes and designs e-courses (and other training materials) for Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff. She enjoys learning new things, collaborating with her coworkers, watching movies, taking ridiculously long walks, and eating the leftover baked goods that always seem to miraculously appear in the Learning Solutions kitchen.

Posts by Sasha Grutzeck:

When Using a PowerPoint Isn’t a Good Idea

When Using a PowerPoint Isn’t a Good Idea

PowerPoint is a useful tool. It’s easy to master. It’s a good way to give your presentations structure. And it’s an effective way to present your audience with informative visuals, like photographs, tables, and charts. But be honest – how do you really feel when you arrive at a presentation and the speaker starts playing(…)

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I Tried a Strange Problem-Solving Technique – Here’s What Happened

I Tried a Strange Problem-Solving Technique – Here’s What Happened

I recently read about an odd problem-solving technique. According to author Josh Waitzkin, there’s no need to spend your waking hours trying to solve a complex or troubling problem. He believes that as long as you follow the proper steps, you can solve difficult problems while your sleep. (Talk about multi-tasking!) Here’s what you need(…)

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Do These Seven Things.

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do These Seven Things.

Effective leadership is so important. Research has shown it’s associated with high morale, peak performance, and successful outcomes. Effective leaders guide, motivate, support, and empower the people that they manage. It’s not an easy task, but it’s an essential one. Leadership is a skill that can be learned and developed. But if you’re new to(…)

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