Birthday week firsts: Post-party energy, driving lessons and a chiropractor visit

It's been a great week of birthday celebrations (yay to the October-born).  With all the changes that have happened this year, I found myself caught up at the start of this semester with the "must work all the time" kind of mentality that comes with starting a new job. Not surprisingly I found myself becoming … Continue reading Birthday week firsts: Post-party energy, driving lessons and a chiropractor visit

New semester musings

A new university year is about to start here in the UK and it's exciting.  This week has felt like a steady march in terms of keeping up with the different 'to do' lists. I'm fortunate to be teaching this year in a similar capacity. Teaching regularly is something that I've missed doing during my … Continue reading New semester musings

Reflections on (academic teaching) interview experience

I had my first interview for an academic teaching fellow post at a UK university and, despite not being offered the post, I can honestly say that found the experience extremely useful.  The interview was for a teaching position whose primary focus was to supervise dissertations of pre-experience postgraduates studying at an MA TESOL programme.  … Continue reading Reflections on (academic teaching) interview experience