There is lots of research showing that fatigue impairs cognitive function. This is why the military has “boot camp” to make certain behaviours and decisions almost instinctual so they can be done even when fatigued, because war means you sometimes have to work when you are under-functioning … [Read more...] about Fatigue impairs cognitive function
Whether it is in the weekly e-mail that clients send me, in tweets, or in casual conversations I've been noticing that academics seem to diminish their accomplishments. "I've had a slow week." "I only marked 2 essays." "I only wrote [insert number here] words today." "I only read 10 articles … [Read more...] about Stop diminishing your accomplishments
When you're busy, it's easy to forget to look after yourself. You feel like you don't have time to go to the gym, to go for a run, for yoga, for meditation, for sleep, to eat properly ... If you're lucky, your kids or someone else who loves you will remind you that you always have time. That it … [Read more...] about You always have time for yoga, mama
Reading is one of those things that is crucial to your academic work but really hard to find time for. Furthermore, when you do find time to do it, sometimes it's hard to tell whether it's been productive or not. You might spend a lot of time reading with a particular project in mind only to … [Read more...] about Just because it doesn’t feel productive…
In early 2012, Rohan Maitzen published a few very thoughtful posts about what counts are research, the apparent conflict between research and teaching, and related issues. One of these, "When is Reading Research?", really highlights some of the underlying issues. When we talk about “doing … [Read more...] about What is “research”?