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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
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, Choice, focus, fortitude, Goals, graduation, Gratitude, growth, influence, Integrity Tagged authentic, choice, commencement, dreams, goals, perseverance, resilience 1 Comment
(#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
(#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
Posted in Being REMARKABLE, boundaries and limits, change, Choice, Civility, confidence, courage, creating your future, fortitude, influence, inspiration, Integrity, leadership, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, wisdom, Words and Action Tagged bravery, change, courage, fortitude, grit, integrity, leadership, mindfulness, mindset, resilience Leave a comment
(#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
(#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
Posted in effective teaching, Gratitude, Impact, influence, Making a Difference Tagged effective teaching, encouragement, friend, influence, interesting, listening, make a difference, mentor, passion, respect 1 Comment
(#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
Posted in Choice, Civility, collaboration, creating your future, influence, leadership, Making a Difference, Personal growth Tagged bravery, courage, leadership, personal growth, risk 8 Comments
(#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