Tag Archives: civility

(#362) Small Acts of Gratitude


“Silent gratitude is not much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein – Saying “thank you.” Giving a cheerful “good morning!” Expressing appreciation. Providing a hug, emotionally if not physically.  Each of these requires a tiny investment of energy.  The result … Continue reading

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(#273) You Got Mail!


Is email “so yesterday”? When email was just catching on, my first semester assignment asked my students to send me an email.  Some teachers distribute index cards in class for their students to complete with information like nicknames, birthdays, career … Continue reading

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(#269) Yes And


It is interesting that we can point to others as being intransigent in their thinking while we pat ourselves on the back as possessing true critical thinking skills. Collective monologues and confirmation bias will derail any potential for a meaningful conversation. … Continue reading

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(#249) A Life Well-Lived


Yesterday, our Buddy arrived at the end of his nearly 15-year journey and crossed over the rainbow bridge. To say there is a hole in our hearts at the moment is a gross understatement. But,  we have to remember that Buddy … Continue reading

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(#213) Your Drama Ain’t My Drama!


When you come face-to-face with a drama queen/king, what do you do?   Toward the end of one semester, I had my students working on a specific task in small groups.  I moved from group to group asking questions, providing clarification … Continue reading

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(#163) Foster Civility-Nurturing Gratitude


Make the world a better place this week with one more act of civility and one more act of gratitude. In preparation for an upcoming webinar, I reacquainted myself with some excellent books. Each one has timely—if not “timeless”—strategies to … Continue reading

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(#160) 7 Steps to Help You Unplug and Reflect


Personal reflection is an underlying principle of student success— and it is often a neglected principle in everyday life.  We need to (must) take time to give considered thought to the steady flow of information we are exposed to in … Continue reading

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