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Academic Development in Higher Education & Scholarship of Learning and Teaching.

If it doesn’t work…

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 […]

Context Switching

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 […]

Threw you a curve-ball

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.

Exhausted on Friday

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.
Exhausted on Friday

Finding your voice

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!

The Vortex of Writing

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?
The Vortex of Writing

Refugees, Disadvantage and Responsibilities of Research

Yesterday I was all Meta and in the flow. Today I started out not quite sure what I would want to write about and then there were suddenly 5 different post ideas. But somehow the recent developments in Syria, reminded me of my PhD topic and the one thing I always regretted: not having published more. I have at least one more friend who has the same regret. Anyone else out there? What stopped you?
Refugees, Disadvantage and Responsibilities of Research

The Self-Emerging Teacher

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.

Bootcamp and Writing

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.
Bootcamp and Writing

30 posts in 30 days

Trying out a writing challenge. 30 posts in 30 days: The next 30 days will not mark a full calendar month or some other sort of temporal meaningfulness. The only reason I use today, is that I have despite all the good advice not yet managed to create this every day routine. Which is just generally difficult for me--heck I am glad if I remember to moisturize! So beginning today gives me four days (including the weekend) where there are no excuses for not writing. It's basically a little bit of a head-start.
30 posts in 30 days