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.
The lovely people from the #ALT Winter Conference have already uploaded the recordings from our sessions yesterday. #disruptivepedagogies #activelearning #edtech #storytelling
Originally posted on #LTHEchat:
Active Learning and Disruptive Pedagogies In this #LTHEChat, we would like to explore the disruptive potential of active learning. It is probably easier to define what active learning is not, than what it is. While a concise definition for active learning remains elusive, during our Active Learning course, we have bought into Kovbasyuk and Blessinger’s (2013) ‘vision of education’ as an ‘open meaning-making process’; the interaction between the teacher, student and…
So we are creating podcasts now. This one we talk about preparing for the new semester and coping with workload
When you stuff your brain glutinously with ideas and paradoxes that push you into cognitive dissonance trying to come up with a story and there is no anti-acid—or granny’s really expensive gentian-schnapps—that can help the brain to break the thought-food down as it does with overeating during the holidays, then what do you do? Mind-Map? […]
This writing exercise is challenging. It feels as if I share snapshots of a road-trip without telling you where I was going. My thoughts a junction of a conceptualization exercise. Hoping a cartography of thought will emerge.
Today was the first day of an eight week long twice a week 6-7 a.m. bootcamp I signed up for. On my way back when thinking about planning the writing activities I have to undertake. I realised there is a strange commonality between the early morning intensive circuits training and academic writing.
Identity and integrity have as much to do with our shadows and limits, our wounds and fears, as with our strengths and potentials. (Palmer, 1997)
Reflective practice, in conversations, in writing, is the teacher’s secret weapon. It doesn’t matter if we teach at university, college, or school. The ability to look over our own shoulders (knowledge on action) can help us develop knowledge in action.
Triadic Reciprocal Causation This was the last project in my old role in student academic development. Discussions about resilience of students and the rise of mental health issues have been on the agenda for some years now. When I was approached to develop a concept for students who were permitted to repeat a year and […]
Get Organized–Get Things Done One of my aims for this year was to become better organized to find a system. And Heureka! Whoohoo! Happy Dance! I have found it. From beginning: I have a myriad of journals which I write for different purposes and with varying consistency. One for projects, for meetings, for messy ideas, […]