Who knew he had such highly developed teaching skills? He patiently and articulately led me through the aforementioned truckload of new stuff. He intuitively knew to limit the amount of time we spent going over it all, ( i.e. we stopped before my head exploded).
And here I am, mere hours later, posting this entry on my very own blog.
I can tell that I'll need to run hard and fast to catch up to the rest of the EDES 545 class, but I'm pretty sure that learning by doing is (still) pedagogically sound.