Two Foot in Front of You This is how far I ought to look according to the SO. He said: ‘It’s like mountain biking. You do not look at the mountain. You do not look up the hill you have to cycle up. You look at the two foot in front of you.’ This was […]
I am going on walks every day, often Nordic Walking–which in Scotland earns me strange looks and the occasional comment. As spring takes hold and the days become longer, if not necessarily warmer, I was thinking about emergence. As educators we are used to being in an autopoietic state (Kidd, 2015), but the process of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Meetings of death Good gracious … we have so many meetings at the moment that I barely manage to get my lunch-break. If I take lunch-break I won’t answer emails, or I answer them during the meetings, or in the evenings. I am currently trying the not working in the evenings or on weekends thing […]
Catching up and refreshing my knowledge about all kinds of educational theory and research–it was inevitable to stumble across Bloom’s Taxonomy again–The University of Iowa ‘s CELT has developed a really nice model. I am still not convinced. But I am supposed to teach it. So how do you teach something that you consider at […]