Nicole sitting by the beach with a cup of tea and a book taking advantage of free time to dedicate to her doctoral studies.
2020-10-29

Supervising PhDs: Dealing with ‘atypical’ students

This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog, where I explore the experience of "atypical" students, and what research supervisors can do to better support those "atypical" students. 
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2020-10-02

Ice breakers: starting lessons or meetings

This post is about ice breakers, and how we can plan for starting a session effectively without distracting from our contents.
2020-06-15

LEGO reflections in Higher Education

This is a guest post on the Advance HE website published after I had delivered a successful workshop at the HEA Annual Conference demonstrating how to use LEGO reflections in higher education. Nicole Brown facilitated an interactive workshop at the recent HEA Annual Conference, where participants used LEGO® and a […]
2020-06-04

Guest post: Creativity in the Curriculum – An Exam Production-Line

In this guest post Dr Helen Ross reflects on the exam production line of our current school system.
2019-11-11

Teaching international students

I have been asked about strategies for teaching international students. In principle, we should continue focussing on group work and sharing experiences and thus building collaborative, reflective practices. So the strategies I am presenting here for teaching international students are merely a reminder of good teaching practice, as they will be beneficial for all students.
2018-04-09

Partnership in teacher education

This article is an example of student-staff collaboration within the community of practice of trainee teachers.
2018-02-19

Ableism in the curriculum

In this post, I explain what ableism in the curriculum is, and what we as teachers can do to counter ableism in the curriculum.
2017-12-10

Meaningful, external-facing assessments

This is my presentation related to a collaborative project at UCL to develop portfolios to become meaningful, external-facing assessments.
2017-09-06

Preventing plagiarism and fostering academic identity

This is the link to the PDF version of the article "Preventing plagiarism and fostering academic identity: a practical approach" (Brown and Janssen, 2017).
2017-03-16

How much reading is enough?

I am often asked how much reading is enough? In this post I outline what you should consider in order to decide when it is enough.
2017-02-01

More messages from the classroom

We need to think about what the messages are we send. So here are some more messages from the classroom.
2017-01-28

Providing feedback for learning

Providing feedback is important to improve learning. So here are some examples for providing feedback that foster students' engagement.
2016-12-30

Learning from the Korean context

This post shows the Korean educational context and how I have discovered that you can be half-way around the world, and yet nothing changes.
2016-11-29

What’s your message?

In this post I am asking "What's your message?". This is about teachers' behaviours and attitudes and how students perceive these.
2016-11-10

Global Innovation Awards 2016: Winner Academic Integrity

This is about the Global Innovation Awards 2016, in which I have been nominated the winner for the Academic Integrity category.
2016-11-07

Presentation from the SEDA conference

This is about my contribution to the SEDA conference in November 2016, which was about aspects of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme.