Monthly Archives: August 2011

(#66) Thirty Years. A New Semester. Some Enduring Lessons.

One of the perks of teaching is that every semester we (faculty and students) get to start fresh. Regardless of what happened last term, we can craft a new direction.  It’s almost like an academic mulligan. When we kick off … Continue reading

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(#65) Lessons from Buddy (My Dog)

The next time life seems to be going a little too fast or you are feeling more battered than your congressional representative, consider the following wisdom from an eleven year old.  In this case, the pre-adolescent aged being is our … Continue reading

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(#64) Two Generations of Teachers Make a Difference for Our World

Last night I helped a long-time colleague celebrate her retirement. After 40+ years in the classroom, Meg “Mama” Hawley has filed her last lesson plan, graded the last essay, and attended her last faculty meeting.  She now gets to create … Continue reading

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(#63) The Power of Social Media

It has become a cliché to say that social media has changed the way we stay in touch with friends, family, and business associates.  Whether in the form of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Hootsuite, Google Docs, or some other form … Continue reading

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