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Monthly Archives: August 2014
(#223) The Longest Movie of Your Life
It’s my challenge and duty to make the “movie” worth viewing. And it’s their job to be engaged with the movie. The first day of class brought a familiar lament. “Professor, I need you to understand that I work and … Continue reading
(#222) Thirty-Three Years of Dreams
I never lose sight of the fact that I have an obligation to each and every person in the seats in that room. This coming Monday, I will have the opportunity to begin my 33rd year in the classroom. I … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, Dreams, effective teaching, Goals, Impact, Integrity, Passion, Purpose Tagged action, appreciation, dreams, goals, gratitude, integrity, respect, teaching 5 Comments
(#221) The 3Rs: Rapport, Rigor, and Responsibility
I need to take responsibility to develop authentic and meaningful relationships with my colleagues. This week I had the opportunity to work with the adjunct faculty of our college at our annual adjunct convocation. Events such as these help adjuncts build … Continue reading
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(#220) Be A Blessing: Show Gratitude
Rather than focusing on being “blessed” why not practice “being a blessing.” I have written at length on this blog about the power of gratitude. This powerful emotion can change the trajectory of our lives. If we pay attention and if … Continue reading
Posted in Gratitude Tagged blessing, gratitude, toxic people 7 Comments
(#219) The First Day of Class: People Before Paper!
Student success will be enhanced when we establish an environment of personal validation and respect. [NOTE to reader: This week’s post comes from my forthcoming book (work-in-progress) on mentoring faculty. In the weeks ahead look for posts on this blog that … Continue reading