The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.

For this Friday, I'm expanding on the calendaring discussion from last week, and zoning in one of the biggest problems with modern calendars. As someone who went from a static paper calendar to my Palm Tungsten in the early 2000s, to my smartphone with an integrated work calendar, I welcome how I can share my… Continue reading The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.

It’s Friday StephenCast time: “Put it on the schedule.”

My short podcast experiment continues. This week, I challenge myself  (and any audience members I may have ) to put your self-care plans on your schedule. Listen here: https://spcummings.podbean.com/ The StephenCast is a way for me to share thoughts on the work of clinical faculty in a social work profession. My premise is simple: SWrs are… Continue reading It’s Friday StephenCast time: “Put it on the schedule.”

The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).

I know we are deep into January. Resolutions should have been made and broken by now! I try to avoid the resolution trap. We can make small changes at any time. Here's one. Technology is a part of my life. I've adapted my smartphone so that I can access my work, read the news, listen… Continue reading The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).

Where I really hear my student’s voices? The online discussion board.

I started using discussion boards out of complete practicality. I had to be away for a conference, and I needed a solution for my evening class. I've come to use the discussion board in almost all my classes now because I find the use of discussion boards very helpful in engaging students in a different… Continue reading Where I really hear my student’s voices? The online discussion board.

#SWDE2017, Day 3: That’s a wrap!

One more hat tip to Sean Erreger (@StuckonSW) for putting together Day 3 of the #SWDE2017 in Storify. Check it out, as always, as well as Sean's blog, and follow him on Twitter.  Well, that was short and amazing several days. I just got back and now I can write this wrap-up post. (Seriously, American… Continue reading #SWDE2017, Day 3: That’s a wrap!

New home.

Or perhaps not. I am still experimenting with this. I've been devoted to using Evernote to blog using Postach.io. That's a simple setup and process. Many colleagues use WordPress, however, and I understand why; it's really simple and robust at the same time. By the end of this week, I'll commit one way or the… Continue reading New home.