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(#327) Structures for Organization: Implications for Teaching and Training


Just because it was tossed, doesn’t mean it was caught. Just because it was talked, doesn’t mean it was taught.   How do you define “learning”? And, what causes it? How much of your schooling exposed you to a stream … Continue reading

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(#265) That’s Not Teaching. That’s Talking!


Teaching and learning need to remain inextricably connected. A few weeks ago I had the honor of being placed in the songwriter’s spotlight at the Atlantic Beach (FL) Songwriters’ Night.  I was humbled to get the invitation and once I was … 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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(#223) The Longest Movie of Your Life


It’s my challenge and duty to make the “movie” worth viewing. And it’s their job to be engaged with the movie. The first day of class brought a familiar lament. “Professor, I need you to understand that I work and … Continue reading

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(#219) The First Day of Class: People Before Paper!


Student success will be enhanced when we establish an environment of personal validation and respect. [NOTE to reader: This week’s post comes from my forthcoming book (work-in-progress) on mentoring faculty.  In the weeks ahead look for posts on this blog that … 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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(#186) Teacher Evaluation: I’m Not A Plumber For A Good Reason!


Just because everyone at one time or another has been in a classroom as a student, that does not make them effective teachers or evaluators. Heck, I use toilets many times each day. That does not make me a plumber! … Continue reading

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