The hardest part about scheduling appointments (or lunches, or office hours) is all the back and forth trying to find a mutually convenient time. I’ve recently discovered a lovely, free, web-based tool that makes the whole process a lot easier.
I’ve been tweaking my family’s morning and bedtime routines over the past few months, and reflecting on the power of routines.
Donna Goldberg pretty much launched the field of student organizing, and her 2005 book The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond is the first title I recommend for parents and teachers of middle and high school students. That said, there’s much in this volume that speaks to the needs of the university community, especially graduate students and faculty. Continue reading
If college is a series of sprints (if I can just make it past this next test, next paper…), and
graduate school is a marathon (2 or 3 years to write the dissertation?!?!?), then
the academic tenure track is an ultra-triathlon. Continue reading