Monthly Archives: October 2013

(#179) Stop, Reflect, Evaluate


 Do you want someone else or something else to determine where you will end up? Is your growth intentional?  We just passed the halfway point of the semester on campus.  Midterm exams have come and gone. Although students receive continual … Continue reading

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(#178) Empowering Our Students


Measuring long-term outcomes instead of only checking off short-term activities will help us with long-term solutions rather than short-term dependency. In education we need to focus on outcomes, empowerment and efficacy. I have often shared with people how the social … Continue reading

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(#177) Caring Without Candor Should Raise Concerns


It’s one thing to say our students should raise themselves by their own bootstraps. It’s quite another to make sure we provide them with the boots and the straps. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with an interview of leadership coach and … Continue reading

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(#176) Fail Fast, Forward, and Fearlessly


In education, we talk a lot about “best practices”… I propose we get together and talk about what we have done in the classroom that did not work.  The “not-so-bright spots.” Not learning from the failure is the lost opportunity. … Continue reading

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