Increasingly it seems that education never sleeps. Particularly if there's an educational aspect to one's presence on social media.
I'm not complaining: it's a privilege to teach and I'm fortunate to be busy. Here are some things I'm looking forward to over the next seven days:
- Teaching on a CIPR Diploma course in Bulgaria (Saturday and Sunday)
- Teaching public relations to second year business, marketing and journalism students (Monday)
- Moderating a batch of Diploma scripts and some MA PR Writing assignments (Tuesday)
- Starting delivery of a new, experimental Public Relations and New Media module (Wednesday)
- Giving positive feedback to returning CIPR Diploma students and first year PR students (Thursday)
- Planning a paper for the International History of Public Relations conference
- Discussing a proposed chapter for a textbook
- Designing new social media modules for a revamped Sport Marketing course
- Giving feedback to dissertation students
- Hunting out more stories for our subject group blog
- Attending the CIPR networking event on Thursday
- Editing new stories for Behind the Spin
- Keeping up with RSS, Twitter, blogs, news, email and books (last, not least)
We all fall short of our highest expectations, and I'm sure I'll slip up and forget some things I should be doing, but I like to keep my eye on the goal. If I can put it in one word, I aim to be encouraging.