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
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
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
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?
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?
I've been thinking for a while now that I need to collate all the projects I have carried out on social media connected to learning. I've worked across and in between multiple higher education sites and within the cultural heritage sites with this work for a number of years. All along, building my understanding and … Continue reading Social Media and Learning – sharing my journey
It's been a while since I blogged here at Chat with Rellypops. That is because I've been working on a new project over on my new website called Explore & Create Co. As a part of this project, which is all about exploring and creating opportunities for creativity, mindfulness and productivity in this crazy busy … Continue reading #exploreandcreatestories – a new project
Social media for learning is one of the best resources available to us. I’m a fan of the access to content that supports our growth for learning. Active participation, or even being an elegant lurker, allows for the engagement that can trigger ideas, inspiration, connections, and possibility. The chance to explore ideas connected to current … Continue reading The 101 of Tweet Chat participation
The Artcasting project team (http://www.artcastingproject.net) at the University of Edinburgh has been working closely for the past 10 months or so with colleagues at the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, and the ARTIST ROOMS Associate Galleries (https://www.nationalgalleries.org/artistrooms ), on developing a new platform for evaluating visitor engagement with art, and exploring the ideas and … Continue reading Developing a new platform for evaluating visitor engagement with art: #MuseumEdOz Tweet Chat #10
The year has begun with me, like for many of us, with setting goals and making some changes to how I live my personal and professional life. One of the most significant changes for me that I have made is returning to regular yoga practice and lessons. Today was day one of a five day … Continue reading Taking small steps – yoga reminds me of writing