Learning to Teach Day I have been to three or four so far. And all I can say is that they are remarkable and indispensable. McGill Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) organizes these day-long workshops on learning how to teach for graduate students about once every semester. They are, in one word: amazing. So amazing,… Read More Something has to be said about Learning To Teach
That’s a photo that I recently posted on albumatic after having oysters at The Saint in Toronto. Albumatic is a new social networking app that lets you upload photos into the same album as some friends who are at the same event as you. Instead of the hassle of “emailing” the photos, you can simply all “join”… Read More The world is my oyster.
There’s no better way to put what you’ve learned into practice (after or during grad school) than teaching. Lecturing on a topic that you’re passionate about can serve as a type of practicum to test the theories that you’ve based your research on, or that you’re starting to develop with the help of different professors.… Read More Teaching what you’ve learned.
It’s been a while since I’ve had my last grad life update. That’s because grad life can be *just that busy.* No explanation required. But, in the meantime, I’ve taken up — what I can only refer to as my new hobby — pinning. What’s pinning? Well, it’s not blogging, and it’s not quite social… Read More Can I pique your interest in some Pinterest?
As grad students we are always looking for the perfect writing, reading, studying spot. The perfect spaces, places, and contexts in which to have our “aha” moments and get inspired. I’m one who likes change. I need transition. Sometimes I like a lot of white noise in the background. Sometimes I want absolute silence. Sometimes… Read More Boss Nova, an alternative to white noise.
I’ve had a slight blogging delay due to certain reasons which I won’t go into detail about. Certain things are new to me this summer of 2012. (Well, summer technically hasn’t commenced, but you’d think it has with the humidex and the weather today. Unbelievably hot!) I’m not sure if they’ll stay that way….but I’ve… Read More Summer summer summertime….
I had a recent moment of reflection about teaching techniques that are effective. There are several profs whose courses I took…and never liked. I mean, not that I didn’t like the courses (well, in some cases the courses were difficult as well), but it was more the professors themselves that gave me a hard time… Read More My best profs…
I found it. Paradise city. Amidst the wreckage of undergraduates leaving their coats and laptops alone at McGill computers (oh, in case you didn’t know: that’s code for — I’m using that computer don’t go near it. That, and also just logging in and ‘forgetting’ to log out are supposed to be clues that someone is… Read More Graduate nirvana.