How to make online teaching videos engaging

Many of us working within the field of academia have transitioned to online teaching (either partially or completely). As I am an online academic, even when social distancing is no longer implemented, I am sharing some of my online teaching tips. If you want to read my general tips for online teaching click here. Making content videos engaging and insightful […]

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PhD Survival Guide: Use Operant Conditioning to get S%^t done

Being a psychology PhD student, I wanted to discuss one of my favourite psychology theoretical frameworks that I use to motivate myself. Operant Conditioning is a learning theory identified by Skinner (for more info click here) which in basic terms says that being rewarded encourages behaviour to continue (or increase) and receiving consequences encourages behaviour to stop (or decrease). It […]

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Day in the Life of an Early Career Academic

I have shared many ‘day in the life of’ posts previously, however this is my first as an Early Career Academic! 6.36am- A slightly earlier start than usual today. Up, showered and dressed! 7.21am- Waiting at the train station! I am still getting used to this whole ‘going into the office thing’ and ‘having to catch the train’ thing (although […]

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Some tips for online teaching

Like with many people’s jobs around the world, academia has had a large switch up this year with social distancing and lock down restrictions implemented across the world. This has meant that many of us have been adapting to life online for teaching. I have been fortunate enough to land a year contract as an online course facilitator (online lecturer) […]

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A Case of Workaholism

I am a workaholic. There is no denying that. People who know me know that I work a lot. I have had a really interesting relationship with my workaholic tendencies. When I was younger, in early undergraduate years, I was extremely proud of this. Boasting that I worked 30+ hours a week whilst also doing large amounts of study and […]

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The four things keeping me organised.

I have been lucky enough to land numerous casual contracts this study period which are keeping me very busy. Working for multiple courses can be challenging because you need to stay on top of various deadlines simultaneously. I explain my organisation techniques in more detail on the YouTube channel. Day to View Diary. I use my day to view diary […]

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