Sotiris Makrygiannis and Eliademy – a Finnish solution to e-learning

I had the opportunity to interview the CEO of Eliademy, Sotiris Makrygiannis, a while back. For those of you, who are not familiar with it yet, Eliademy is a Finnish e-learning platform, which has made it easier for teachers to create online classrooms and to teach online since 2014 and is now pretty much everywhere. … Continue reading Sotiris Makrygiannis and Eliademy – a Finnish solution to e-learning

My productivity hacks

Shikhya, writing a book, substituting whenever possible, researching learning and teaching, learning new stuff myself, and being a mother are, as a combination, surprisingly time-consuming. So productivity hacks are essential. There is still work to be done here, so if anyone has really good productivity hacks, please leave a comment and let me know. My … Continue reading My productivity hacks

Changes in working life and demands on competencies – interview with Mika Tuuliainen

This interview was conducted with Mika Tuuliainen from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. Mika Tuuliainen is the head of educational affairs. He has been at this post for over three years now. Previously he has worked for Palmenia and the University of Helsinki. He has a master's degree in education from the University of Joensuu. … Continue reading Changes in working life and demands on competencies – interview with Mika Tuuliainen

Teaching with compassion – an interview with Ronnie Grandell

I had the opportunity to interview Ronnie Grandell a while back. He has a long career as a workplace psychologist and he is an expert in the area of self-compassion. He recently published a book about self-compassion (in Finnish: Itsemyötätunto, Tammi 2015) and held a really good TEDx talk, which you can find here. In … Continue reading Teaching with compassion – an interview with Ronnie Grandell

Learn better with intervals of intense focus and breaks – the Pomodoro technique

Earlier I wrote about the importance to have breaks to keep learning efficiently (read here). And as usual, when one writes about something, it can suddenly be found everywhere, I ran across the Pomodoro technique I believe in 3-4 different places completely separate of each other. This is based on the exact same idea that we … Continue reading Learn better with intervals of intense focus and breaks – the Pomodoro technique