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Category Archives: Education
Community Bright Spots! Beaches Watch
For more on the mission of this page click here. ~~~~~ Past issues of “Community Bright Spots!” have focused on architecture, parks, nature, art, and recreation. Each post encouraged (hopefully) readers to pause and reflect on the beauty and positivity … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, change, Civility, Education Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, leadership, resilience 2 Comments
Community Bright Spots! Neighborhood Schools
NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. The public elementary schools pictured below have helped build a sense of community at our beaches. Note: Atlantic Beach Elementary (ABE) was built during the Great Depression … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Education, Life lessons, resilience 1 Comment
(#393) Incompetent People Who Believe They Are Exceptional
They not only lack the ability to see superior talent and skills in others, they possess a blatant inability to recognize their own ineptitude and shortcomings. You know the type. Perhaps you work with one, or two, or more. You … Continue reading
(#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
Posted in authenticity, awareness, core values, creating your future, curiosity, Dreams, Education, emotional intelligence, engagement, Goals, Life lessons, priorities, Reflection, Relationship, relevance, resilience, responsibility, self-efficacy Tagged curiosity, resilience, steve piscitelli, student success, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(#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
Posted in accountability, adjunct faculty, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, college retention, confidence, courage, Dreams, Education, education reform, emotional intelligence, Grit, Integrity, Life lessons, Personal growth Tagged adjunct faculty, college faculty, grade distortion, grade inflation, higher education, integrity, responsibility, self-awareness, self-competence, self-efficacy, teacher evaluations 3 Comments
(#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
Posted in Being REMARKABLE, Creativity, Education, effective teaching, influence, Motivation, Passion, Personal Wellbeing, Teaching Tagged coaching, corporate training, effective teaching, growth, inspiration, laugh, make a difference, personal connections, student success, teaching, training, validation 5 Comments
(#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
Posted in community development, Education, reslience Tagged community development, empowerment, growth, higher education, reslience 1 Comment
(#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
(#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
Posted in Education, Teaching 2 Comments
(#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
Posted in Education 3 Comments