Category Archives: emotional intelligence

(#385) Don’t Let Anyone Discount Your Agenda


Your agenda is important. Your issues, trials, tribulations, strife, successes, collaborations, family, friends, and resilience mean something to you and to others. Last week I saw a Tweet that read, “Please don’t bring your agenda today. Bring your love, prayers, … Continue reading

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(#379) Accommodations For My Students Made Me A Better Teacher


Being a teacher is more than knowing one’s content and “covering” the material. Effective teachers do what they can to connect with each student and build a community of learners who connect with one another. The Individuals with Educational Disabilities … Continue reading

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(#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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(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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(#351) Show Don’t Tell


Saying it doesn’t make it so…too much talking mutes the story.  The teacher becomes the student—again. This past week, I received a full manuscript review and critique of (what will eventually become) my first novel.  The reviewer—a student of mine … Continue reading

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(#314) P2P: Building A Story


Every encounter is a story waiting to happen; a story waiting to be written. This blog has often covered the importance of relationship building. It remains a key feature of my 7Rs model for for student, workplace, and life success. … 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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