The justification for the photo? More to prove that I haven't just dumped my original 'mentoring' post into a new one without re-reading it and adapting it in the light of my current thoughts. Although, I could try to be clever and make a connection between mentoring, professional involvement and the Olympic and Paralympic values … Continue reading keeping it current
Boy was it ever cold and damp the day that we accidentally visited Stone Henge. Middle of Winter? Nope, a few weeks back at the beginning of June. Due to a long tail back on the A303 we found ourselves doing a circuit around the stones braced against horizontal rain with coach-loads of dazed and … Continue reading How did that get there and how did I get here?
*censored for professional purposes*. If you don't mind a bit of fruity language you can find the inimitable Eddie Izzard talking about a fashion cycle here on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTnCtcvr384, just watch the first 3 minutes or so. Now, why have I bought this to your attention? Well my brain made the comedic connection when reading this … Continue reading Cool, hip and trendy… looking like a
I love being part-time. Like so many folks I have the career thing bubbling on the hob with the family thing. When these 'things' are in balance I have found being part-time allows me some useful perspective. I don't get as mired in inertia and cynicism as I have occasionally found happens when doing 9-5 … Continue reading part-time – fully professional
Just like my 'real' life my 'online' life has blurred lines: Some professional colleagues become friends, some friends become colleagues. For many of these poor folk, I doggedly connect with them across a multitude of platforms representing all of our shared interests and in doing so the boundaries between professional and personal have become well … Continue reading Profersonal – Is that even a word?
I hold my hands up. I could be much more reflective in my professional practice. I could also strive harder to be evidence-informed. Oh dear, here comes a limb that I fell the need to totter out onto. I'm going to suggest that as a profession we could do more to encourage reflective practice and remaining … Continue reading Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most reflective practitioner of all?
Twitter I feel terribly late for the Twitter Party and freely admit to being more than a little afraid. What if no-one else arrives alone? Will there be anyone that I know there? What if no-one will speak to me? As with many social events I found it a little easier once I found … Continue reading Don’t Shelve So Close To Me or CPD23 Thing 4
Now that is what I'm talking about. I dreamt about libraries. No, don't stop there. Yes, I did have the re-occurring dream that I'm working in a 3 storey building that I cannot clear of customers however many times I pace the floors or tackle the tannoy, but it's not that that I want to … Continue reading Brand-tastic!
Hello there! I'm so pleased to see you! Like a fair few folks I have been working away on cpd23 in what feels like a vacuum. However, as the course is alive again, I now have company. Yay! When I look back at what I posted the first time I did Things 1-3, I can see … Continue reading Starting over
*Clears throat* Ah herm. First confession, I've only just this second officially signed up for cpd23, well, better late than never. And, as it turns out, I might have a few folks along the ride with me in May as the whole programme is about to be re-run. Yay! I was feeling a little lonely … Continue reading Thing 12 – Putting the social into social media