The lovely Dr Natasha Taylor from RMIT is at it again this month, with the topic of Kindness. So let’s dive in right away: What role does kindness play in your teaching and professional identity? What does it mean to teach with kindness; to learn with kindness? How can we harness the power of kindness […]
This blog draft is only from about a month ago, when ethics has been on my mind more than usual. I began writing this post because my colleague and I ran an ethics in SoTL CPD session, but I also had a writing group meeting–a group which emerged from an ethics working group. And to […]
Scharlau, I. (2019) Sich verständigen. Überlegungen zur Frage der Evidenzbasierung. In Hochschulbildungsforschung (pp. 105-124). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20309-2_8 Some quotes from the chapter and some paraphrasing for which I used blackout poetry to help me translate. The rest of translation was done though Google. Hope it makes as much sense as the German… Maybe a […]
I didn’t publish this post in September 2020 because I thought it might be too soon and we were just going into another lockdown. Sharing some thoughts from my lockdown diary, written about a year ago, moved into a blog post draft some months later and now maybe ready to publish: Diary came up today […]
The origin of this post goes back to 2011, much has changed since, including my own personal development and career. But let’s get the pens out: I was rather keen on going back to the topic of doodles as I have become more and more interested in Sketchnoting, which you could think about as purposeful […]
From the Archives Why Standard Time Management Strategies don’t work for ADHD. I am working my way through posts that are in draft stage. I believe I had this published and then took it offline again. Because now–almost exactly 10 year later–I have my ADHD diagnosis. And now I know this is an ADHD related […]
How do you deal with not enough qualitative data? So this was a question that arose during one of the SoTL Network meetings, and I just realised that there isn’t an awful lot out there that addresses the issue. Let’s go back one step to explore this issue in more detail. Let’s talk qualitative answers […]
Now that you are here, I have to tell you: There is no such thing as one way to SoTL! Bear with me this is a working out loud piece. In the following I am trying to make some sense out of recent readings.* So this is a bit of a rambling post trying to […]
The Hunt for Teaching Eggcellence! This month’s SoTLwalk is all about teaching treasures so these were the instructions: Have you made a discovery – tips, tools, delicious treasures – this year that you’d like to share with others? Where did you find them? Maybe you gamify your syllabus to make things more fun for your […]
All the upheaval this year has brought on reminiscence and reflections–many of which circling around a childhood whose remains can only be found in museums, dusty atticks, or maybe the odd collections treasured individually. Nobody would know of the books we have read. East German children books had such sophisticated and brilliant illustrators. Where did […]
So I promised a little contribution for this week’s events. For more about the UofG Neurodiversity Network go here (link opens in new window). Without further ado: My ADHD Superpowers –an attempted poem I design and make clothes, mainly dresses that fitSilversmith, wordsmith and sometimes do knitI draw life with words, images, pens, and brushBut […]
I am always intrigued how some themes or topics seem to come at you from all (or at least several directions) at a point in time, just to fade out of focus again once you have engaged. So this week it seems to be all about reflecting this academic year (and a bit) and the things we want to keep or stop doing in the coming months.
Reflecting on this month’s SoTLwalk provocation and suggesting an international day for HE educators!
Zwei Seelen wohnen ach in meiner Brust (Goethe) Alas two souls live within my chest, the one trained to shackle words, to make them march in predefined order, command approved phrases to rearrange meaning according to expectations, and one roaming in the wild, finding meaning as stories develop, taking a big stick and poking at […]