Circle of niceness: mapping our values

circle ˈsəːk(ə)l/ noun Circle; plural noun: circles 1. a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre). 2.  a group of people with a shared profession, interests, or acquaintances. niceness ˈnʌɪsnəs/ noun The quality of being nice; pleasantness. synonyms: pleasantness, friendliness, agreeableness, charm, amiability, affability, kindness,  decency, geniality, cordiality, warmth, sympathy, understanding, compassion      'Circle of niceness' is a … Continue reading Circle of niceness: mapping our values

Mindful editing: Bringing together a vision and mindfully curating this with others

As we  (that is my partner in crime Sharon McDonough and I ) come to having our manuscript for the edited book Mindfulness in the Academy: Practices and Perspectives from Scholars ready for our publisher and while we are writing our final chapter celebrating the work that the contributors have done we have been reflective. … Continue reading Mindful editing: Bringing together a vision and mindfully curating this with others

Mindfulness in the academy – learning from lived experiences

My dear friend and colleague Sharon McDonough and I are editing a book to be published by Springer called “Mindfulness in the academy: practices and perspectives from scholars”. It is due out mid to late 2018. We a curating 20 international researchers who are interested in mindful practices within their research fields, and teaching practice … Continue reading Mindfulness in the academy – learning from lived experiences

Top ten tips on social media, young people and parents – what do we need to talk about?

Three things happened last week that aligned so magnificently that I feel like it was meant to be.  The wonderful energetic Georgina Laming, aka @miss_laming, contacted me via Twitter DM late last week to ask me about  what young people and parents should know about social media. This conversation was at a time when I … Continue reading Top ten tips on social media, young people and parents – what do we need to talk about?

Social media in learning and teaching in higher education – what is important?

I’m working with some colleagues on developing a manifesto for social media in learning and teaching in higher education. This is a passion project for me. One that I have invested in for a number of years now. With all my teaching in since 2012, I have integrated some form of social media into my … Continue reading Social media in learning and teaching in higher education – what is important?