Easy daily self-care practices to treat yourself with kindness, move a little slower, and find comfort amidst your personal and professional lives.
How to lead a great discussion section as a teaching assistant that ensures your students better grasp the material and feel comfortable asking questions.
Our surprisingly simple and surprisingly effective organization tips to stay on top of your workload as the semester winds down.
In the face of busyness and stress, passion projects are a chance to reclaim your physical, emotional, and mental energy.
Academia requires a lot of your time and attention. Here’s help on building and maintaining friendships that make it all worth it.
What to do on the first day of class to ensure a great semester? Here are some classroom icebreakers that get students engaged and comfortable.
In our Rockstar coach series, we introduce you to the guides in our Grad School Rockstars community. This week, Dr. Kate Drabinski discusses carving a unique path from within the one you're on, biking as an act of bonding, and resisting the urge to hide behind being busy.
A guide for interdisciplinary scholars on how to best distill your research, theories, and ideas into a conference abstract or proposal.
The Ideas on Fire team LOVES to read. Here are some of our all-time favorite novels and other literature that make us see the world differently.
Things to keep in mind as you approach your summer teaching and our best strategies for a creating a positive, productive educational experience.
Art-based research provides robust data and publishing opportunities, meaningful resources to communities, and experimentation in artistry.
Our favorite ways to stay motivated over the summer, including how scholars can get their projects done while also taking a much-needed rest.
Grading is one of the most challenging, thankless, and important parts of teaching. If the prospect of wading through a pile of papers exams feels more than a little daunting, we’ve got some helpful suggestions for staying on top of grading without getting overwhelmed.
How to write a letter of recommendation for a student, including where to begin, what to include, and how to follow up.
Lately, there's been much ado about trigger warnings. Some have argued that they are a crucial to establish a safe, accessible classrooms for diverse students; others have framed them as a threat to educational integrity. But what exactly are trigger warnings and how can they foster safe(r) spaces of learning?
How to fold writing into your daily life through writing routines and rituals that fit where, when, and how you think and write best.
How to convert a CV into a resume highlighting the valuable skills you’ve developed in academia and your fit for diverse jobs.
Interdisciplinary research requires a tremendous amount of creativity, mess and play, especially in its early stages. Here's how to start brainstorming.