Category Archives: influence

(#365) Listening For Stories Of Inspiration


Inspiration from a woman who did not let circumstance dictate her outcome. [Note to my readers: Today’s post marks the beginning of the eighth year of this weekly blog.  Thank you for following, sharing, and commenting.] Stories. They surround us. … 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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(#321) The Nudge: Everything Sends A Message


We take chances, we fail, we learn, we grow, and we move forward.  Listening to a TED Radio Hour (June 24, 2016 show) piece reminded me of the power of words and self-talk.  The theme of the show was that … Continue reading

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(#266) Challenging the Status Quo


We have to remember what we learned in our formative years: “Know what battles to pick.” Great advice unless you never seem to choose a battle. I was recently asked what kind of advice I would give to the new … 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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(#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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(#192) Be Brave and Go There


 If I have learned anything over the years, playing it safe is usually the biggest risk… We could well find ourselves in an unacceptable environment that we quietly let grow around us. Martin Niemöller spent seven years in a Nazi … Continue reading

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