What does it mean to be a productive professor in higher education? What would it feel like to have more peace and productivity? To have nothing fall through the cracks? The Productive Online and Offline Professor is written for today’s busy higher education professional. Through an exploration of what it means to make work meaningful, this book offers practical strategies and tips to support higher education professionals in efficiently managing and effectively using a wide range of technologies and productivity tools. Higher education instructors will find this guide helps them to fulfill their teaching roles with excellence and to build engaging relationships with students while also successfully managing other priorities in their professional and personal lives. The Productive Online Professor assists those who teach online and blended courses with managing their personal productivity. Faculty are often expected to provide support and feedback to learners outside of normal work hours in non-traditional classes. Programs that are designed with more asynchronous content may cause faculty to perceive that it is difficult to ever press the “off button” on their teaching.The author offers guidance and suggests software tools for streamlining communication and productivity that enable faculty to better balance their lives while giving rich feedback to students. Part 1 addresses the challenges in defining productivity and presents a working definition for the text. Part 2 describes the ability to communicate using both synchronous and asynchronous methods, along with ways of enriching such communication. Part 3 describes methods for finding, curating, and sharing relevant knowledge both within one’s courses and to a broader personal learning network (PLN). Part 4 examines specific tools for navigating the unique challenges of productivity while teaching online. It includes ways to grade more productively while still providing rich feedback to students. Part 5 shares techniques for keeping one’s course materials current and relevant in the most efficient ways possible. The Productive Online Professor is a practical guide for how to provide high quality online classes to diverse students. This book shares specific technology and other tools that may be used in charting a course toward greater productivity. It is intended to be a professional resource for fulfilling our roles with excellence and joy, while managing other priorities in our personal and professional lives.
Select the right curriculum Create the perfect homeschooling space Design a schedule that works for you What you should know to become a homeschooling pro! Interest in homeschooling was booming even before the coronavirus pandemic inspired many parents to consider the homeschooling choice as an alternative to in-person classroom learning. Fully updated with new resources and technologies, this guide is just what you need to help you decide whether homeschooling is right for your family. Learn about the rewards and challenges presented by homeschooling, how to ensure that your children receive a well-rounded education, where to find tools that help you develop appropriate curricula, and how to connect with the homeschooling community. Inside... Creating a curriculum Meeting state and federal guidelines How to encourage socialization Using online courses Tips for keeping life in balance Creating or joining a homeschooling community Caring for special needs
Have you ever met someone with the perfect job? To the outside observer, it seems like they've won the career lottery—that by some stroke of luck or circumstance they've found the one thing they love so much that it doesn't even feel like work—and they're getting paid well to do it. In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There’s a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau, the bestselling author of The $100 Startup, has created a practical guide for how to do it—whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own. Finding the work you were “born to do” isn’t just about discovering your passion. Doing what brings you joy is great, but if you aren’t earning a living, it’s a hobby, not a career. And those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don’t just have jobs that turn their passions into paychecks. They have jobs where they also can lose themselves for hours in the flow of meaningful work. This intersection of joy, money, and flow is what Guillebeau will help you find in this book. Through inspiring stories of those who have successfully landed their dream career, as well as actionable tools, exercises, and thought experiments, he’ll guide you through today’s vast menu of career options to discover the work perfectly suited to your unique interests, skills, and experiences. You’ll learn how to: • Hack the job of your dreams within a traditional organization by making it work for you • Find not only your ideal work but also your ideal working conditions • Create plans that will allow you to take smarter career risks and “beat the house” every time • Start a profitable “side hustle” and earn extra cash on top of your primary stream of income • Escape the prison of working for someone else and build a mini-empire as an entrepreneur • Become a rock star at any creative endeavor by creating a loyal base of fans and followers Whichever path you choose, this book will show you how to find that one job or career that feels so right, it’s like you were born to do it.
Seminary can be rich and rewarding, but also disorienting. In addition to the typical challenges of doing graduate studies, your experiences in seminary have the potential to affect how you see God, other people, and yourself. The stakes are high, but the good news is that you are not alone! In Surviving and Thriving in Seminary, two experienced professors (and former seminary students) tell you what to expect and how to navigate your years in seminary. They give you advice on how to prepare your own heart and relationships, how to manage your time and energy, and how to acquire the study skills you need. This essential book encourages and equips current and prospective seminary students to get the most out of their time in seminary.
Feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or stuck? Discover the power of the pause. Sometimes life throws you for a loop. You’re stressed out at your job; you’re torn between work and family; your motivation and productivity are taking a nosedive. Your impulse might be to lean in and tough it out, but what you may really need to do is take a step back. Reassess your life with a clear head and dive back in with purpose and poise. In this enlightening book, Rachael O’Meara guides you through the steps of your own pause journey: - The signs that you’re in need of a meaningful break - Planning your optimal pause—whether it’s as short as a day or as long as an epic journey - Reentering the world with renewed clarity and purpose. Incorporating the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience and peppered with inspiring stories of successful pauses, this book will show you that the fastest way to happiness is to slow down. Whether you pause by taking a five-minute walk outside, spending a day unplugged from digital devices, or taking a few weeks off to yourself, Pause will give you the tools to find what “lights you up” and the ability to lead the most satisfying and fulfilling life you choose. As seen in The Washington Post.
You might have an inkling (a tugging) that you are designed to do something extraordinary for the world. This feeling keeps returning to your mind and heart countless times until you figure it out and chart a course to your purpose residency. The Road to Purpose: The Twists and Turns of God's Positioning System (GPS) lays out a framework for you to know your God-given calling and how to own the mysteries of your passion, potential, and purpose to position yourselves for impact in the world. Coach Ana I. Berdecia provides an inspiring road map that allows you to pause, think, plan, and take action to align your heart's desires through a series of self-guided exercises and stories that will challeng you to ascertain your true purpose and how to hold a steady course to fulfill it. God wastes nothing in your past and present to set you up for a glorious future. God chases you intentionally for your purpose. Passion chases you. Potential holds the treasures that need to be developed within you to sustain your journey. Purpose has checkpoints along the way that absolutely confirm to you your true calling. Each chapter of this book holds a key to take you one step closer to your purpose residency. Get your key ring ready to possess what God has placed inside you and the future He desires you to take as your very own.
The 'Insider Guides to Success in Academia' offers support and practical advice to doctoral students and early-career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia. These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game -- the things you need to know but usually aren't told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units, or supervisors -- and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. They are essential reading for doctoral students, early-career researchers, supervisors, mentors, or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia. Are you studying or working in academia and in need of support? Perhaps you’re finding your work, study or personal life challenging or overwhelming; are experiencing bullying, harassment or abuse; or find your progress is being blocked by unfair, exploitative or precarious systems? Or perhaps you want to support a friend or colleague who’s struggling? Whether your problems are big or small, Being Well in Academia provides a wealth of practical and workable solutions to help you feel stronger, safer and more connected in what has become an increasingly competitive and stressful environment. This volume uses a realistic, pragmatic and – above all – understanding approach to offer support to a diverse audience. Covering a range of issues, it includes advice on: Ways to increase your support network, so you’re not alone. Reflections and actions that encourage you to evaluate your position. Guidance if you are in a stressful, precarious, dangerous or exploitative situation. Checklists and agreements to help you identify your specific needs and accommodations. Signposting to books, websites, networks and organisations that provide additional support. Ways to build your confidence and connections, particularly for Black, Indigenous or People of Colour; LGBTQ+; disabled or chronically sick; or other marginalised groups. Reflections on your rights and the responsibilities academia should be meeting. Tips for being an active bystander and helping others in need of assistance. Ideas for resisting, challenging and coping with unfair or exploitative environments. Suggestions for bringing you happiness, inspiration, motivation, courage and hope. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to address the need to stay well in academia, and will be particularly useful to those in diverse or disadvantaged positions who currently lack institutional support or feel at risk from academia.
This collection contains Volumes 1-3 of the groundbreaking, behind-the-scenes series of a working writer’s journey! Ever wondered what bestselling authors think about on a daily basis? M.L. Ronn is the author of over 50 books of fiction and nonfiction. This book series is a diary of all the lessons he’s learning as he navigates how to master the craft of writing, marketing, and running a profitable publishing business. Most writers don’t talk about the everyday lessons they learn because they might seem mundane, boring, or obvious. Many only start talking about their success once they’ve achieved it. This book is the exact opposite: it’s about a writer learning how to be successful and documenting the process. The ideas in this book are what writers discuss over beers at writing conferences. They’re insider ideas—you may find them interesting and useful on your journey to becoming a successful writer. V1.0
Read this book before publishing industry goons track M.L. Ronn down and throw him in jail! Some ideas are too good to keep to yourself. In this writer’s guide, prolific author M.L. Ronn dreams big and shares 67 innovative ideas that could one day change the author profession as we know it. M.L. Ronn draws on lessons learned from a decade-long career of writing over 50 books, a YouTube channel for writers with over 2 million views, and networking with movers and shakers in the publishing industry. • Discover unique publishing ideas that could help authors build their platforms and make more money • Uncover author tools and services that are desperately needed but people aren’t aware of yet • Find out how existing and emerging technology can help authors do more in less time • Learn how to become the writer of the future If you are inspired by anything in this book, share it. You never know what could happen. If any of the ideas in this book take root, the author community will benefit tremendously. V1.0
Burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism, detachment, feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment – many of the same symptoms as depression. Burnout is on the increase as we struggle to juggle the pressures of work and family life with a constant feeling of always being on. Through her own experience of burnout and her work as a psychotherapist, Siobhán Murray has developed a 12-week plan for overcoming this condition. The Burnout Solution offers a step-by-step path through feelings of stress and anxiety towards renewed clarity of mind and an ability to prioritise the important things in life. Learn the beauty of saying no, rethink your boundaries, find your ‘non-negotiables’ and regain your power, passion and sense of purpose.
If You Want a True Lifestyle Change, Start With Good Habits #1 New Release in Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Organizational Learning, Time Management, and Business Project Management Learn about how to get more out of life, design your days intentionally, develop good habits, and create meaningful work from podcast, YouTube, and Instagram star Beatrice Naujalyte. Start planning for success. Plan and Organize Your Life is a comprehensive and interactive “planning bible,” packed with proven advice on how to get organized, how to embrace simple good habits, and how to work your way towards true self-improvement and personal growth. Organize Your Life. In Plan and Organize Your Life, author Beatrice Naujalyte introduces us to the four pillars of an intentional life: planning, organization, productivity, and routines. With these simple tools, you’ll be able to master everything from effective note taking to minimalist workspace organization. Design a system that works for you. This book is the ultimate guide to developing a planning system to effectively execute your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. Whether you have professional, personal, or creative planning to do, this book helps you accomplish your smallest and biggest goals by creating new good habits and setting realistic goals. • Perfect for everyday use, Plan and Organize Your Life is a productivity planner packed with: • Organizational tips and prompts for your everyday success • Time and task management tools to help guide you • Productivity tips for your ultimate lifestyle change If you enjoyed books like Tiny Habits, Designing Your Life, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook, or The Lazy Genius Way, you’ll love Plan and Organize Your Life.
This book offers time management tools, tips, and techniques for busy librarians, so they can better serve their communities and feel greater satisfaction with work and life. • Provides invaluable information for any librarian who struggles with managing "too much to do" on a daily basis • Offers practical, effective ways to address the main obstacles to good time management • Presents stories from real libraries to illustrate key points and show readers that they are not alone in their time management challenges