Happy 2023!

I decided to write this post in which I look back at 2022 and what I want for 2023. If I learned anything in the last couple of years is that much is not up to us, therefore I will focus mostly on the last year. While doing all this, I insert photos from 2022, ar least one for each month. Like this one!

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One year of online teaching – what did I learn?

(15 mins read) In this post I look back at the last year on how much I learned regarding online teaching. I heard people mentioning the phrase “forced experiment” in relation to our ‘new normal’. I must say, I can’t but use this opportunity to learn about the ups and downs of virtual learning and consider its role in my work. Make today count!

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Cadoul perfect

(10 mins read) This is both written in Romanian and English.
RO: Descriu cum și de ce cred că am primit cadoul perfect. Sper că ajută ce să cauți când vrei să faci o surpriză plăcută cuiva.
EN: I describe how and why I believe I received the perfect gift. Hope this helps clarify what to look for when you want to pleasantly surprise someone.

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The world of emotions

(5 mins read) And now, with the social implications of the efforts undertaken to limit the spread of Covid-19, I believe it’s even more stringent than ever to recognise our emotions and to acknowledge them. It’s fine to be happy that we don’t have to go out or that we can work from home. It’s fine to be frustrated or even angry by uncertainty. It’s ok to miss friends and people you haven’t seen in a long time. It’s ok to feel powerless in your attempts to change the world.

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Opinie despre carte: Înstrăinare de Alina-Maria Duță

(6 min read). Am scris o scurtă postare despre ultima carte de ficțiune pe care am citit-o. Este despre reziliență, căutarea sinelui și acceptarea trecutului.

I wrote a little post about the last fiction book I read. It is about resilience, soul searching and making peace with the past.

The post is written in English and translated in Romanian.

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Re-Fresh: the opening of the 2019-2020 academic year at FSAS (UB)

(8 mins read) Today (05.10) is Teacher’s Day. I am writing about the first day of the academic year, as something our Dean said at the opening festivity offered me the opportunity for reflection. And I barely ever miss a chance [modesty talking]! Wishing all those teaching out there a focused academic year and, from the famous hit, Gaudeamus Igitur: `Vivat academia! Vivant professores!`
Make the day count!

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