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Thinking about feminism and making a difference

So on Tuesday night I actually went OUT. With a friend. On a school night. SO exciting. And what I went to was even more exciting as it was run by the School of Life as part of their Heroes season and it was Harriet Harman MP interviewing Jo Brand.  There is a video of […]

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Cats and blue skies: leading? education

Pam and I presented at INTED 2017 this morning on developing educational leadership. Our presentation is available on slide share . We were part of a session on leadership and management in universities. This was an interesting and lively session addressing various aspects and challenges of educational leadership.

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Reflections on our inspiration day

In November, Anise, Annemarie and myself took a day out to try the technique of walking and learning, as outlined in Anise’s previous post.  The day was a fantastic opportunity to gain some thinking time as well as trying out a technique that I had read about from elsewhere and I wanted to use in the […]

Reflections on learning

I’m at the 21st International Conference on Learning in New York City.  This is very exciting as its my first international conference in a long time – since at least 2011.  Its great to get out and about again so that I can find out what is happening in the sector and get some good ideas […]

Letting go

Currently I am giving a keynote presentation at the 16th annual SEDA conference in Birmingham. In reality I am sitting at my desk, at home, in Islington, not even talking into a microphone because I recorded the whole thing about three weeks ago.  Being today 36 weeks pregnant with twins we decided it was too […]

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Home alone ….

At the end of June, due to some complications with my twin pregnancy, I was suddenly signed off work, indefinitely.  Scary health issues and related stress aside, I have found this whole experience pretty weird and difficult.  I was 15 weeks pregnant at the time and the prospect of not going back to work for […]

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Coffee and papers blog

I’ve been meaning to post this for ages and given that I have been v v slack with my blogging (I blame pregnancy, seems as good as excuse as any!) seems appropriate to start back with this. So I’ve talked to a few people about the genius coffee and papers idea and I can say […]

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Reflections on International Conference on Learning: Day Two

Well, day two down, two more to go – pretty long conference this one. So some thoughts… Pretty mixed bag of presentations, presentation topics and styles. Probably due to breadth of the theme – from School to HE and also the range of cultures and countries represented Session on web2.0 usage by staff and students […]

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