At the top of the whiteboard in our office at work, it says “Don’t sweat the small stuff” in an effort to remind my colleague and I (mostly me) that there are some things in life which are intensely frustrating and have the potential to consume a great deal of energy and become a threat to […]Read more "Learning to sweat the small stuff"
I had the luxury of being able to take a week’s leave two weeks ago, and with that leave came some space from the workplace; and time to think, and read and then think some more. I found that when I applied myself to some tasks set by my supervisor, I was able, with time […]Read more "Twenty Twenty Vision"
I promised clarity of thought, this morning, so here goes. Work and life being what they respectively are at the moment, the least worst time for me to plan is going to be on a Sunday. That’s what I need to get back to. I need to spend half an hour planning a week at […]Read more "Earlier Bird"
I have written derivatives of this post more times that I care to own up to. I still don’t feel in control of this process; and it’s my own fault because I am not as organised as I need to be. I’ve been trying to compare the QAA criteria for L6 and L7 qualifications this […]Read more "Taking Stock"
I’ve read more of the impressive Neil Harrison – this time querying the reasons behind the rise in “unknown” socio-economic groupings of undergraduate UCAS applicants. The paper focuses on the inadequacy of the question designed to elicit that information; and the fact that the information could be derived from other areas of the UCAS form; […]Read more "Interrogating Literature: 13th October"
This is what I meant to catch up with last week, and didn’t Thursday, 2nd October I’m writing about transitions from L6 to L7 (PT) PG studies in education. I want it to be specific to studies in education and from L6 to L7 because that’s what I do; and because my learners are typically […]Read more "Catching Up, 12th October"
It’s been a whole week since I last wrote about my EdD journey. Since my last post a week ago, I have been laid low by a week of face-ache; which may or may not be trigeminal neuralgia. This in itself is a reminder to me of a lesson that I learned a long time […]Read more "So far, not so good:("