“Acting on what matters is the act of making change in the world through a set of personal values that define who we are.”
Everyone enters the “contest” of who is the busiest at some point in their lives. As someone who is a Mom of a 14 month-old, a full time professor, a person who subscribes to 121 RSS feeds (RIP in June, Google reader), and who can't wait to learn what's happening in the world of Mad Men, I know the value I place on time savers.
Here are five of the biggest tools/approaches that I have found to save the most time, in my role as a professor: [Read more…] about Five ways to save time as a professor
When you love your work that much… the only way to get out of trouble is to go deeper in. We must enter, not evade, the tangles of teaching so we can understand them better and negotiate them with more grace, not only to guard our own spirits but also to serve our students well.
A long-time professor at the university where I teach once shared with me something we both had in common. I had thought for the first five years of my teaching that I was alone in my feelings of discouragement at this point in the semester. My life and my relationships are mostly fairly constant (to the extent that anyone's are…). The manic nature of the few weeks before finals left me exhausted and lacking a sense of purpose at times.
When I shared “the dip” that I had experienced in wrapping up each semester, he shared that he, too, had that pattern throughout all of his years of teaching. He has been teaching more than 25 years and said that every class he taught had the frustrating time toward the end of it, when it seemed like the end just couldn't get here fast enough. [Read more…] about The dip
Michael Hyatt's recent podcast on the tools that he uses to support his work inspired me. After almost ten years in higher education, I have certainly had my share of successes and failures when it comes to tools that I've used in my role as a professor.
This is the start of a series of posts I will do on the resources I have come to rely upon in facilitating learning. Since the majority of my teaching is in a hybrid format, with approximately 2/3 of the learning experience being in a traditional classroom, I decided to start with the answer to the question:
WHAT'S IN MY BAG? [Read more…] about What's in my bag?