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#41 An Archaic System? Evaluating Assumptions About Education


Some random thoughts on the education scene. Earlier this week a colleague shared an article that appeared in The Chronicle for Higher Education titled “Actually going to class for a specific course? How 20th-Century.”  The gist of the article: With … Continue reading

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(Issue #574) Did You Really See That?


What we know we saw, we may not have seen at all. One of the first steps in critical thinking requires we recognize assumptions.  When we read, see, or hear something, before we draw a conclusion do we evaluate the … Continue reading

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(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude note from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  I … Continue reading

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(Issue #550) By The Numbers


Be aware of  and understand the assumptions you make when establishing your goals. So, we’ve made it to the last month of 2020. You might feel like you need a long hot shower or an extended meditation retreat. Or a … Continue reading

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(Issue #546) What If?


The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading

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(Issue #537) Critical Thinking Revisited


Critical thinking is not only looking for information that supports what we want to hear, see, or believe. It helps us see the fallacies in our assumptions. A few of the student success textbooks I wrote for Pearson Education focused … Continue reading

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(Issue #489) Opportunities to Notice


The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to notice And because we fail to notice That we fail to notice There is little we can do To change Until we notice How failing … Continue reading

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(Issue #488) Read. Reflect. Respond. Repeat.


Reset as needed. Interesting how Roxie has helped remind me of a basic premise. One that I used again this past week facilitating an onboarding workshop for new faculty. The truism: When we tackle issues or challenges, we do well … Continue reading

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(Issue #483) Think in Reverse


Ask yourself what you need to do to create what you do not want. Wasn’t it Einstein who said that if we keep doing the same thing and expect different results, we’re idiots?  Well, I’m sure he didn’t use the … Continue reading

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(Issue #475) Purposeful Relationships Require Deliberative Efforts


Consider how you can incorporate deliberative efforts for deeper organizational relationships—one person at a time. I often stressed to my students that strategies for student success would prepare them for life success. My words came back to me as I … Continue reading

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