How Not To Treat a Guest Speaker (Via @TimesHigherEd)

This is an enjoyable hop, at which am wincing in recognition at 10 ways that it is possible to badly treat a guest speaker, who has usually spent quite some time (and probably years of study) in preparation of a talk for your delectation... but also some thoughts for academic speakers as to ways around some issues: I later realised that my title of professor had probably intimidated them. Most bird-keepers are working men: miners, steelworkers,…

Life’s Regrets?

Really fascinating piece and a good reminder as to what are the important things in life - as expressed by those on their deathbed to their nurses. 1) Living a life true to yourself 2) Not working so hard 3) Having courage to express true feelings 4) Stayed in touch with friends: It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the…

Facebook Bullying Initiative #DigitalParenting

Facebook describes bullying as Bullying is any kind of repeated aggressive behaviour that involves an imbalance of power such as social status or physical size. Along with physical or verbal attacks, bullying also includes making threats, spreading rumours or deliberately excluding someone from a group. and is providing advice for teens, parents/guardians, and teachers, including advice on how to deal with bullying, how to report bullying, and how to block/remove 'friends'. Read more about it…
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