Category Archives: Time Management

  1. Week Eight


    March 3, 2017 by Kathryn Kuttis

    In a rush to get campus, I left my phone charging on the counter yesterday. There was no time to …
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  2. 3 Myths About Office Hours


    February 16, 2017 by Kathryn Kuttis

    Active listening is my best research tool. It plays a major role in effective communication. While good teaching can translate into classroom …
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  3. Time to Blog

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    February 2, 2015 by Kathryn Kuttis

    I’m not sure how it happened so fast but we just entered week five of winter term. Anyone else feel …
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  4. Get to the Gym Kernels

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    February 2, 2014 by Kathryn Kuttis

    decoWriting is like exercise. You never want to do it until you get started. Making time for the gym and getting there is usually the hardest part.

    The writing process feels similar to me. In both cases, it helps to imagine how I’ll feel if I don’t do it. Which of course, turns out to be worse than just doing it.

    When I want to get to an early yoga class, I lay out my stuff the night before. In the morning, I see the stack of clothes and the towel and feel obligated because I’ve already made a slight effort.

    That’s the key to my writing. If I make just the slightest effort to get something started, it quickly takes on a life of its own. If I overthink it, well then it takes longer and is more painful.

  5. Lost on the Internet


    January 2, 2014 by Kathryn Kuttis


    Tantalizing hyperlinks and bizarre news stories online distract me. My email and Twitter notifications can be turned off easily but show me a headline about a great white shark or awkward family photos and I’m gone.

  6. Kernel Bombs For Week 8

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    November 16, 2013 by Kathryn Kuttis

    I met a group of yarn bombers on campus last weekend. It was early and they were “decorating” statues with …
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  7. Eat Your Frog: Kernels For Week Five


    October 26, 2013 by Kathryn Kuttis

    Deadlines start to pile up for most of us at this point in the term. Busy days are filled with …
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