Functioning as both a verb and a noun, the concept of fika is simple. It is the moment that you take a break, often with a cup of coffee, but alternatively with tea, and find a baked good to pair with it. You can do it alone, you can do it with friends. You can do it at home, in a park or at work. But the essential thing is that you do it, that you make time to take a break: that’s what fika is all about.
Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall in Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
COED Fika Fridays
Recognizing that educational developers often don’t take enough time for breaks, and to connect with colleagues, the Fika Friday practice was introduced. One Friday a month, COED members are encouraged to grab a drink and/or a snack, grab a colleague, and take a break.
COED organizes virtual Fika Friday sessions for the community. The virtual session is a chance to gather with colleagues from different institutions and take a break from your daily activities.
Join upcoming COED Fika Friday sessions using the following Zoom button link:
Check out resources shared during COED Fika Fridays on our LinkedIn Group.
Upcoming COED Fika Fridays
- May 26, 2023, 11 am to 12 pm Eastern Time (download .ics file)
- June 23, 2023, 11 am to 12 pm Eastern Time (download .ics file)