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(Issue #530) The Lesson of the Handyman

Getting your stuff done! This blog has addressed the topic of procrastination.  Whether in the boardroom, faculty room, classroom, church hall, town hall, or community center, it can derail plans, goals, and dreams.  We do well to remind ourselves that … Continue reading

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(Issue #498) 30-30-30-30-30-30-30

If you have no difficulty identifying, setting, and achieving goals, skip this post. I don’t want to get in your way. Pass it along to someone who can benefit from it. As I listened to someone speak about a big … Continue reading

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(#341) Drop And Leave

I have witnessed people play a disappointing game of “drop and leave” with their goals and dreams. Have you ever looked at your desk and wondered, “How in the world did it get in this condition?”  What with books, papers, … Continue reading

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(#234) Are You Waiting for It?

You don’t wait for a goal—you work for it.  Perhaps you have heard someone say something like, “I have been waiting for this all my life!”  A student says, “I have been waiting for the day I get my degree.”   Or … Continue reading

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(#172) Are You Kicking the Can Down the Road?

I have met and worked with highly capable kickers of the can. They do, however, have grave difficulties managing their decisions. And that affects everyone around them. For those who know me, you know I can be a bit retentive. … Continue reading

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(#138) Do You Need To Catch Up With Yourself?

Their intentions may be wonderful but their execution is less than satisfactory. Years ago a student of mine made a simple yet profound observation. This student had the habit of postponing assignments. He was a huge procrastinator.  Quickly, his backlog … Continue reading

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#108 Lifelong Learning

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey [See below for information about my new webinar series.] Teaching provides an environment that constantly motivates me to learn. Every day—and I mean EVERY day—I learn something … Continue reading

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(#93) SQ4R: Strategic Reading Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

Reading remains a crucial skill. In fact, being able to read well is perhaps even more important today than it was in the past. Mark Twain reminded us that “the man who does not read good books has no advantage … Continue reading

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(#83) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2011 in Review

Consider this a look back as we look ahead to the New Year. Perhaps a nugget or two will provide inspiration.  It was back in May of 2010 when I made the decision to begin my first blog. I had 3 … Continue reading

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(#78) Where is Your Get Up and Do?

Dreams are fantasies if we do not put action to them. Dreams—Action—Reality. I am approaching the end of another semester. With it comes a lot of typical happenings such as: Final exams to grade, Grades to post, Next semester syllabi … Continue reading

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