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Category Archives: Reflection
(Issue #493) Mind Enema
“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” -Ann Bradford Back in the 1990s, my wife and I discovered the Tucson desert, and we met Herb the wrangler. He led us on horseback rides through … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Balance, fitness, inspiration, meditation, Reflection, Reflective practice, resilience Tagged awareness, growth, mindfulness, reflection, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(Issue #485) Human Beings with Human Challenges
Benefiting from human connections. Effective teachers understand that they never know what questions or dilemmas a student will bring through the door. In addition to academic issues, students (just like the rest of us) always have a bag full of … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Communication, Community, Connection-Disconnection, curiosity, empathy, leadership, Life lessons, problem solving, Reflection, resilience Tagged aswareness, communication, faculty development, listening, relationships, resilience, student success, teaching and learning 1 Comment
(Issue #460) Gratitude for the Journey
My background has been my driver, my brake, my accelerator, and my protector. Gratitude is a potent force. It shows appreciation for the actions, words, and considerations of others. In a fast-paced-breaking-news-alert world, we might forget to pause and appreciate … Continue reading
Posted in Gratitude, Life lessons, Reflection, Reflective practice Tagged Gratitdue, self-reflection 1 Comment
(#441) It Means Something to Somebody
It got me thinking about those missed moments when we think something isn’t “worth it.” I often post sunrise photos from my beach walk with Roxie (B.D.E.). Judging from the “likes” and comments, people enjoy “sharing” the morning scenery with … Continue reading
Posted in action, assumptions, awareness, Civility, Community, compassion, intentionality, kindness, Reflection Tagged action, assumptions, awareness, community, kindness, mindfulness, resilience 1 Comment
(#413) Don’t Figure It Out
Leave room…develop the concept…be free…listen. My current improv instructor reminded the class last week to “get out our heads” and embrace the present. No script. Enhance your partner’s offer. Sense what exists in front of yourself in any given scene. … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, assumptions, awareness, collaboration, curiosity, listening, Mindfulness, Reflection, self-awareness Tagged awareness, collaboration, mindful, present minded, resilience 1 Comment
(#392) He Made Me A Better Version Of Myself
Charles, thank you for being there for so many of us. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of humility, hard work, personal fortitude, paying attention, listening, and mostly, being human. You made me a better version of myself. … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Appreciation, change, coaching, collaboration, collegiality, Community, confidence, conversation, core values, Discipline, ethics, fitness, focus, fortitude, Gratitude, growth, habits, intentionality, life success, Reflection, Reflective practice, Relationship, relevance, resilience Tagged accountability, appreciation, collaboration, consideration, conversation, discipline, fitness, goals, gratitude, motivation, resilience, strength 3 Comments
(#391) Hotdogs, Weak Signals, and Promising Practices
What signals need to be heeded for the future? How can you move “best practices” to “promising practices”? One legend holds that a baseball scorecard salesman introduced the hotdog to the baseball park. The story unfolds in 1905 when Harry … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, creating your future, Critical Thinking, curiosity, habits, Reflection, Reflective practice, resilience Tagged awareness, communities of the future, critical thinking, future, patterns, patterns and structures of education, reflective practice, resilience, trends, weak signals 8 Comments
(#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