Why ‘Just Do It’ is one of the worst voices in your head When you read the tiles in the image (Why not today?) try reading them out loud and first emphasise the word today, and the second time emphasise the word not. Why NOT today? It makes all the difference doesn’t it? So why … Continue reading Just Do It: SoTL
This last half year has been challenging with weird and wonderful health issues, busy workload and all around “the world is doomed pre-apocalyptic mood-ness”. However, as long as there is life there is hope. Right? So I have about 50 posts in draft status and work on various OERs. Watch this space. Are you by … Continue reading An Experiment in Format
Some Evening Thoughts You are, you are in teaching. The whole you. Your past, your present, your envisaged future. When your learners bring something to you, challenge you, question you, ask you. They are bringing themselves to you. They are making themselves vulnerable—even if it might not feel like it to you in that moment. … Continue reading What is in Teaching?
Good Morning Imagine Blue Monday. You wake up and you just feel a bit achy, and a bit mhe, and you really struggle to force you and yourself out of bed. It’s a grey day and the rain hits you horizontally as you leave the house. There is so much water in the lid of … Continue reading No. It’s not just a bad day.
Biggest take away from this year: don’t let childhood beliefs hold you back! I finally got a proper asthma diagnosis and treatment, and it has changed my life! Until this year I never told my GP all the symptoms because I put them down to not being fit, not being sporty. And I had a … Continue reading Biggest Take Away from 2021: Question your Childhood beliefs of yourself
Just coping, not quite fine In a conversation with my students (who are also peers and colleagues) today we were talking about how we all struggle at the moment. What emerged from the conversation is that we all felt things should be easier this year. We have pivoted online, we know how everything works. And … Continue reading Is it because the spaces never close?
Autumn Jam Recipe Ingredients 1kg pumpkin 1kg apples Lemon juice Canning sugar or pectin 1 Tablespoon cinnamon Prepare Jam peeled, seeds taken out, cut in pieces add cinnamon to taste (I think I used a generous tablespoon full) add jam sugar (or pectin if you want to avoid additional sugar), instructions on how much per … Continue reading Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Jam
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Led by: Dr Linnea Soler @DrLinneaSoler & Dr Nathalie Tasler @drntasler Image from Pixaby by Gerhard G “There’s often a thin line between aggregation and theft. Sending readers to savor the work of others at the sites where they publish — that’s one thing. Excerpting or paraphrasing at length, so the… Continue reading #LTHEchat 217: Symbiotic versus Parasitic Aggregation–Good Practice for Social Media
Autoethnography Take Two I need to edit a paper to incorporate some of the reviewer comments, equally my designing educational inquiries course just began again this week, and one of my MEd students is running an autoethnographic project. So there are my three reasons for indulging in reading and writing again. This is a mere … Continue reading Notes on Autoethnography
Stressful (yet effective) ADHD coping mechanism If you are a regular reader you know that I am always trying to hack the ADHD brain–aka The Brain. One of the habits that worked during very stressful times was to jump onto social media for 3-5 minutes and read some headlines, share or bookmark something to read … Continue reading Drawing Focus: ADHD and Productivity Strategies
All presentations for the conference are on the VicePHEC YouTube channel (link opens in new tab). If you missed my opening keynote for this year’s VicePHEC conference you can follow up on YouTube or see below #ViCEPHEC2021 Opening Keynote Imperfection I was really worried because my video editing skills are rudimentary at best. So the … Continue reading An Introduction to SoTL #ViCEPHEC2021
My efforts to publish working–out–loud pieces have been thwarted by overwhelm. So let’s step back by a month. There was some learning from this summer’s holiday-domain during which I ran out of words. This is a meandering thoughts blog, I am trying to figure something out–solve a teaching dilemma. Any ideas are welcome! If you … Continue reading Painting a Diary
I am taking you with me on an adventure. Okay maybe a micro-adventure, nevertheless if you need a mental break from thinking about work–come along. As pebbles crunch underneath my trailrunners I notice: today smells like adventure, here in Scotland! Adventures smell of summer and soil, petrichor, deep dark woods; they smell of minerals in … Continue reading Something Different: On a Lunchbreak
I made this a year after setting up the SoTL network in our institution, and this is my visual reflection on the thoughts emerging from this. The first point was that I was wondering if SoTL needs to be a strategic imperative for Higher Education institutions. On one side it fosters evidence based practice, providing … Continue reading SoTL as Strategic Imperative?
good point Danielle about good design degrading – I think that must be true for most things, but then some Celtic jewellery is still incredibly beautiful today, so there's something enduring about good design, even if some of it changes over time #LTHEchat — Virna (@VirnaRossi) June 9, 2021 In the #LTHEchat above Virna Rossi … Continue reading Of Jewelry Making and Curriculum Design