I know we all say it, especially as we get older, but I really don’t know where this year has gone. The children break up on Friday for the summer holidays, and the results are now out for Open University graduates/students. The final assignment for any modules is called the EMA, which stands for Externally … More Surviving the Academic Year
It was difficult to find the right song but this is as good as any, and I quite like it which helps 😉. After what seems like a gruelling eight months, the final assignment for the first module of my degree – Investigating Psychology – was submitted at the end of May. HOORAH! I really enjoyed … More And breathe….time to relax
Oh my, I’ve been in a bit of a state over my degree course lately, with family circumstances and a bereavement playing in a large part in my recent struggle, then add to that my usual self-doubt and you start to see the picture.
After taking longer than expected in getting my first assignment completed, I was relieved when it was finally in. Every sensible part of my brain knew that it could be up to seven days before it was marked and returned. You would think knowing this would be enough to relax and get on with the … More Nervous Anticipation
We seek to sow life in the child rather than theories, to help him in his growth, mental and emotional as well as physical, and fo that we must offer grand and lofty ideas to the human mind. Maria Montessori That sounds like a positive take on the phrase ‘lofty ideas‘ to me, which … More Lofty Ideas
I have just attended my second online tutorial, what a great way of being in the classroom without the traveling. There was even a button equivalent to holding your hand up, brilliant! 😀 Although I would much rather meet and interact with people face to face, this new addition to my OU studies means I … More The online classroom
Here we are at the start of Week 2 of my studies and, I have to say last week was not a great one. There have been issues with the OU website and, although they have been doing their very best to resolve the issues, it has left students (myself included) very frustrated at not … More Hope for a better week ahead