Category Archives: Education

(#377) Your Future Self


These strategies can help students (and, after all, aren’t we all students?) stay the course, continue their journey, and enjoy growth and resilience. Last week, on a local TV morning show, I shared strategies to help college students adjust to … Continue reading

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(#311) Grade Inflation: Have We Arrived In Lake Wobegon?


Grade inflation/distortion has consequences for self-efficacy, self-awareness, and self-competence. For most colleges and universities around the nation, graduation time has arrived. Professors have evaluated the final exams, grades have been submitted, and students anxiously await their grades. Or, more to … Continue reading

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(#224) Every Student Has A Story: Great Teachers Build On That Story


A teacher’s calling is to recognize each of these types (and combinations thereof) and reach out with encouragement, challenge and recommendations to appropriate resources. [NOTE to reader: This week’s post comes from my forthcoming book (work-in-progress) on mentoring faculty.  In the weeks/months ahead … 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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(#151) “You Could Take All Your Courses From Your Kitchen Table”


Sometimes, however, the simplest—and most effective— thing to do is to go back to the beginning. Back to the start and focus on what works. Veteran teachers know that educational “reform” many times is anything but that. Politicians and bureaucrats … Continue reading

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(#116) Simple Strategies for Adjustment and Transition to the College Culture


We can get much more from life if we pay attention to our priorities…the choices belong to us. The fall 2012 college semester is close at hand. Our classes at Florida State College at Jacksonville begin on August 27. That … Continue reading

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(#102) What is the Purpose of Education?


Craftsmen would not continue to use tired and worn out tools that keep them from creating a master product. Why would I do less for my students? Another semester has ended. One of the rhythms that I love about teaching … Continue reading

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