Monthly Archives: December 2012

(#136) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2012 in Review


 Consider this a look back as we move toward the New Year. Perhaps a nugget or two will provide inspiration. Thank you for your continued support and comments. In May of 2010 I made the decision to begin my first … Continue reading

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(#135) 2012: The Year of Gratitude


Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. -Gertrude Stein- About a year ago I read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. One of the many life success strategies Hardy described was a gratitude journal (of daily entries) he had written for his … Continue reading

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(#134) Marshmallows, Teaching and Learning


This exercise allowed them to collaborate, actively search for, and apply (critically think about) concepts and principles in an engaging and memorable manner.  About a year ago I learned of the “Marshmallow Challenge.”  The video at the end of this … Continue reading

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(#133) Advice from My Scholars: How to Succeed in Life


The choices we make and do will create our lives. During the final class meeting before exam week begins I ask my students for feedback.  In this case, I ask them to consider advice they would like to pass along … Continue reading

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(#132) Relevance, Relationships, and Rainbows


As a teacher I can excite, energize, and educate. But can anyone really motivate another person? I have been preparing for a webinar I will be facilitating for Innovative Educators (January 29, 2013) on the topic of student motivation.  Even … Continue reading

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