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Martin Burrett

Simple Strategies for Reducing Stress - A guide for Educators by @digicoled - 23 views

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    "There are many components that make teaching stressful, such as teaching for tests and hoping the pupils will perform well, marking and giving meaningful feedback quickly. Also, there are 'Pinch points' in the year where lots seem to come at once! Even when confronted with a group of students, when you get one of those classes where none of them cares or see the point no matter how hard you try to convince them otherwise. Ultimately, teaching is a massively important role in society, so there's a lot riding on the profession which equates to a lot of pressure/stress. It's just fortunate that most of the time the wins outweigh the rest."
onepulledthread

Why Changing the Mission of Grad Programs is Hard… and Getting Harder | Sad Iron - 16 views

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    blog discusses increasing workload for faculty, threats to faculty governance, and lower number of tenured professors.  Good blog generally to follow on higher ed issues
Roland Gesthuizen

Teachers demand protocol for emails - smh.com.au - 101 views

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    "Teachers across NSW will refuse to respond to student and parent emails unless all public and private schools put protocols in place to deal with the after-hours use of technology, privacy issues and legal concerns. "
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    Check the date please... Dec 2002 is what shows when I read article. Were you doing historical piece on changes?
Roland Gesthuizen

Productive Living - 31 views

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    "To tackle something most productively you need room. Physically you need all your tools in order and an open space for spreading your raw elements and assembling structures. Psychically you need an empty head, clear of distractions and unfinished business holding your attention hostage"
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