Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Resting & recharging is preparing for the new academic year I wrote this just before taking a 2 week holiday and mentioned how important it is to prioritize rest at this time of year. Fatigue impairs cognitive function. This is a fact. There is lots … [Read more...] about Resting & recharging is preparation for the new academic year
In April I wrote about Writing and Research in the Summer of the Pandemic because I know a lot of academics look forward to summer as a time when they can make that their primary focus. My focus there was on the writing and research itself. What you can do. How stress and uncertainty affect your … [Read more...] about Where does teaching preparation fit in your summer plans?
Note: I wrote this just before the pandemic situation started to impact academic workloads in the UK, US, and Canada. I am publishing it as a reminder that things would already have been in transition at this time of year. I will be publishing more about the specific impacts of the pandemic response … [Read more...] about Transitioning to summer
I am a wee bit bossy about sleep and rest. In this post I want to talk about something related: intensity of work, what is normal, and the importance of cycles in the academic year. You are tired at the end of the academic year. I am writing in April. Although the exact dates of the academic year … [Read more...] about Cycles of the academic year & intensity of work
As I was updating the script for the Planning Your Summer class, I felt a bit weird about the Juggling section. I mostly ignored it at the time because I couldn’t quite put my finger on the problem. The juggling metaphor has been central to how I developed all the planning classes and it seemed … [Read more...] about Hiking as a metaphor for (summer) writing