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Some good advice from Stepcase Lifehack here about how to deal with deadlines to make them more manageable. We strongly recommend using a system such as Google Calendar that not only lets you visualise your deadlines but allows you to set up reminders. Talking of calendars, they’ve also got 7 ways you shouldn’t be using your calendar – the point about ‘blocking’ is important. It doesn’t work.
In Aleks Krotoski’s short piece for the Guardian Online identity: Can we really be whoever we want to be? she uses the recent case of Tom MacMaster who had pretended to be a teenage Syrian lesbian blogger. Aleks wonders whether it’s still the case that you can literally be someone completely different online. A thought-provoking read about identity, status, and image-projection.
In Sketchy Learning, Simon Bostock references everyone from Froebel to Japanese schoolchildren – making the point that, without concerted, mindful and dedicated practice, mastery is unlikely.