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

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

Take better notes with the Cornell note taking system

One of the main useful advices in learning better is taking notes. This can enhance learning and knowledge retention whether attending a lecture, watching a video, participating in action-based learning situations or reading a book. The idea in taking notes is simply the following: Figure out the key points and write them down This process … Continue reading Take better notes with the Cornell note taking system