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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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(#439) Are You Paying Attention to the People in Front of You?


Collaboration does not come from telling, yelling, or selling people. It comes from considered conversation. Four quotes that remind us to pay attention to the people sitting at the table. “Who are these people and what do they want?”—Jim Young … Continue reading

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(#261) Mixing it Up with Your Audience


So, go ahead. Mix it up. It will not only energize your audience, it will keep you fresh. A note to my blog followers: This week’s post marks the fifth anniversary for this blog. Thank you for following and sharing my weekly … Continue reading

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(#210) Keeping the Hands Raised


[NOTE to my readers/followers: Today marks the beginning of my 5th year writing this weekly blog.  I have not missed a week in that time–and look forward to more great weeks and years ahead.  Thanks for all of your support! … Continue reading

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(#154) What Is Shaping Your Reality?


Positive psychology tells us what we visualize creates our reality. At the end of each semester, my intent is to leave my students with one final lesson that will bring together a few of the main topics and teachings of … Continue reading

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