As a little relief from remote working and self isolation sharing some photos from the garden and my daily walk, but also house plants. There have been a couple of articles making the rounds lately that indicate the postive impact of plants and house plants on mental health: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=949 https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/cravings/201909/11-ways-plants-enhance-your-mental-and-emotional-health But without further ado the […]
I won’t be writing about remote working ever day just when things emerge that might be useful to share. Plan and Accountability Buddy So the accountability buddy system is definitely worthwhile! I haven’t had much chance of planning due to ad hoc meetings. However, after the morning chat with accountability buddy. We decided to treat […]
The view from over your own shoulder Evaluating your teaching. This was the CPD session I ran today for university teachers at all levels. Technicians who ensure that researchers learn to work complex (and expensive) equipment, tutors, graduate teaching assistants, and lecturers. One of the things that strikes me most when teaching sessions on evaluating […]
Today made me think about judgements a lot. Partially because it is this time of the year, where academia is running the personal development reviews, or annual reviews, or performance reviews–whatever your local label. Partially, because in a training session I ran today the topic of judgement came up in a very intensive debate. And […]
Rich Furman @WriteNThrive and I had a video coaching session to advice on writing issues specific to academics with ADHD. I am still (months and months later) deconstructing and reconstructing all the advice. Sharing some of the key insights from the session on my blog #acwri #publishing #writing #academicwriting #highered
One of my aims for this year was to write a reflective practice paper, and submit for publication. I really struggled with identifying the story I actually wanted to tell. Additionally, I am currently working on my SFHEA application and I just realized that I began my professional journey studying and researching how we make […]
Finding a new voice for my blog. A quick Hallo some musings and photos from camping in Scotland #AcDev #HigherEd
Planting a tree is purposeful engagement; putting my winter rosemary into a bigger pot because it became pot-bound is an act of caring. I am pausing to observe the robin curiously observing me. The air is still chilly, and the winged ethnographer quickly loses interest in his subject. Working in my garden is an act of self-care and an act of deep work.
A reflective poem I am becoming evermoreMaturePatientWiserResilientOlderComplexDeeperQuirkierRiskierFunnierCompliantCategoricalUnconsciously professional And that’s just on a Monday. If you are not prepared to be challenged, to question your believes and assumptions, you are in danger. The classroom is not a safe space for a fixed mindset.
The lovely people from the #ALT Winter Conference have already uploaded the recordings from our sessions yesterday. #disruptivepedagogies #activelearning #edtech #storytelling