About Sasha Grutzeck

Sasha Grutzeck is a Senior Instructional Designer at Johns Hopkins University. She’s a member of the Learning Solutions department, where she writes and designs e-courses (and other training materials) for Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff. She enjoys learning new things, collaborating with her coworkers, watching movies, taking ridiculously long walks, and eating the leftover baked goods that always seem to miraculously appear in the Learning Solutions kitchen.

Posts by Sasha Grutzeck:

Dealing With Conflict – Some Do’s and Don’ts

Dealing With Conflict – Some Do’s and Don’ts

We’ve all experienced occasional conflicts with other people. That’s what happens when you live and work with others. It’s impossible to be in perfect harmony at all times. But it feels terrible, doesn’t it? I know there are some people who kind of enjoy arguing – but personally, I hate conflict and confrontations. It makes(…)

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How to Deal With Office Gossip

How to Deal With Office Gossip

Let’s be honest – people like to gossip. I think it happens in most workplaces, especially within close-knit groups. But is that really a bad thing? The word “gossip” sounds negative, but it can actually have some positive effects. Research indicates that office gossip can help people to relieve feelings of stress and frustration, and gain(…)

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Doodle Your Way to Greatness

Doodle Your Way to Greatness

Do you doodle during meetings? Are the margins of your notebooks littered with swirly lines, geometric shapes, blocky letters, or cartoon animals? And do you possibly feel guilty about your tendency to doodle? If so, I have good news! Doodling is not a waste of your time and attention. It turns out that doodling helps(…)

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Dream Better, Be Smarter

Dream Better, Be Smarter

Have you ever had a lucid dream? A lucid dream occurs when you’re asleep and dreaming – and then you suddenly realize that you’re asleep and dreaming. It’s happened to me a few times, and it’s always enormously entertaining. When you know you’re dreaming, you can control what happens. You can do anything! You can(…)

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