Post 21 of 30 The posts are becoming more and more dispersed due to a long weekend, evenings spend hammering hundreds of carpenter nails into the deck, or marking. But I am slowly catching up again. Story-Telling How to tell a story? So one of the things I want to achieve, but not entirely sure […]
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? […]
Day 19 of 30 If it doesn’t work pull the plug I vaguely based this ‘writing for 30 days and see what happens’ on articles like this one by Glen Allsopp. However, it doesn’t work. Maybe it works for keeping the notes to yourself until they are ready to be shared. But it doesn’t work […]
Post 13 of 30 We (office roomie and I) have been pretty good at taking our lunch-breaks (most days, most weeks) and going for lunchtime walks. It’s been really good. Sometimes these walks turned into walking meetings, planning work, activities, research. Sometimes they were about everything and nothing, and looking at squirrels. So today, because […]
Post 11 of 30 An issue of context switching These last couple of weeks, a term made the rounds in our department which I had never heard before and which finally gave me a picture to an issue I had for a while. There seems to be some struggle with context switching at the moment. […]
Yes, I am still doing the 30 posts in 30 days, but—not during the weekend. Ha! This is my professional(ish) blog so I am taking weekends off. After all there was a living wall to be planted, and a garden-hut to be painted, and the foundation for a deck to be leveled.
Utterly exhausted. A busy work week and body adjusting to all the physical activity after being a couch potato most of the winter. So I decided to just share some of my mixed-media art from my other blog.
The problem with not doing research is finding a writing voice. While it is fairly easy for me to tap ahead and post in this blog about all the things happening in the classroom. None of this—in my opinion—would ever make a publication. I tried, about two years ago, to write an article for a practitioner journal, and it was a bungled mess of gibberish. I just could not find my voice. Besides, here (on my blog) I don’t feel like a fraud!
Warning this is kind of sort of a rant. So I have about 7 different posts drafted all more or less ready to go but more than half of them are fairly negative. I am not sure if this is a side effect of writing every day? Has anyone else made this experience?
Last semester, when teaching on a course called Student Engagement, I asked the participants why they choose this particular course. They were honest. Seriously, I need to stop building trust, they were really, really honest.