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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
Posted in Balance, Blogging, Goals, Gratitude, influence, lessons reaffirmed, priorities, Purpose, retrospective, Year in review Tagged 2012, blogging, piscitelli, steve piscitelli, Steve Piscitelli's Blog 4 Comments
(#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
(#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
(#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
Posted in Discipline, Dreams, Student advice, Student success, Success Tagged choices, college success, discipline, dreams, life success, student success, success 15 Comments
(#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
Posted in Motivation Tagged dreams, inspiration, motivation, rainbows, steve piscitelli, teacher 6 Comments