Category Archives: Impact

(#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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(#222) Thirty-Three Years of Dreams


I never lose sight of the fact that I have an obligation to each and every person in the seats in that room. This coming Monday, I will have the opportunity to begin my 33rd year in the classroom.  I … Continue reading

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(#212) Teachers Make a Difference—Everyday!


Think of your favorite teacher, counselor, or advisor. What did she/he do to make a difference? This blog post will be a repeat message for some who follow me on Facebook. It warrants repetition. So thanks for the indulgence I … Continue reading

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(#174) We Are All Related


Mitakuye Oyasin -Lakota- It sounds so simple. It rings so true. And, it makes sense. Mitakuye Oyasin. Years ago I read words attributed to Chief Seattle that stated we are the web of life; whatever we do to the web … Continue reading

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#29 We Never Know the Impact We Have


My student success classes have had a theme for the past few years: What is your dream—and what are you doing to get to your dream?  During our final class meeting of the term, students have an opportunity to share … Continue reading

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