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Tag Archives: grit
(#379) Accommodations For My Students Made Me A Better Teacher
Being a teacher is more than knowing one’s content and “covering” the material. Effective teachers do what they can to connect with each student and build a community of learners who connect with one another. The Individuals with Educational Disabilities … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, Choice, coaching, Community, Discipline, emotional intelligence, faculty development, fortitude, Gratitude, growth, Integrity, intentionality, resilience, teaching and learning Tagged choice, community, disabilities, empathy, fortitude, grit, integrity, resilience, student success, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(#347) Clues At The Tip Of My Nose
The little child had returned to remind and reassure me to believe in my abilities and myself. A few months ago, I sat on a balcony three stories above the Gulf of Mexico in Key Largo, Florida. The pre-sunrise morning … Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Appreciation, confidence, courage, curiosity, empathy, Gratitude, Grit, growth, Life lessons, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, resilience, respect, self-love Tagged Anxiety, child-like, children, confidence, grit, life lessons, reassurance, resilience 2 Comments
(#346) Video Outtakes: Finding Humor And Moving Forward
Enjoy three-minutes-and-fifty-one-seconds of my miscues. And consider how each miscue you make can strengthen you and maybe help someone else. Don’t be ruled by fear of failure. President Theodore Roosevelt had a way with words. Growing up as a spindly and … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, confidence, courage, Failure, fortitude, Grit, Life lessons, resilience Tagged confidence, failure, grit, humor, mistakes, resilience, self-esteem, self-reflection, success, vulnerability 2 Comments
(#342) Let’s Review
This week spend some time looking in your rear view mirror. In a few weeks, the calendar turns to 2017. For some, it will be “good riddance” to 2016. Others will have fond memories and gratitude of the past twelve months. … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, core values, Discipline, Dreams, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, resilience Tagged action, awareness, balance, discipline, dreams, focus, goals, grit, motivation, new year's resolutions, procrastination, resilience, values, wellbeing 1 Comment
(#332) 100 Years of Resilience
“Life is not about me, it’s about others.” -Frances Bartlett Kinne- It is 1917 and Oregon beats Pennsylvania (14-0) in the Rose Bowl. German U-boats stalk international waters. The US Supreme Court upholds the 8-hour workday for railroad workers. The … Continue reading
Posted in ageing, Appreciation, authenticity, Being REMARKABLE, effective teaching, empathy, Excellence, fitness, Gratitude, legacy, Life lessons Tagged aging and wisdom, authenticity, empathy, gratitude, grit, humility, learning, legacy, mental fitness, relationships, resilience, teaching, transformational leadership, wisdom 2 Comments
(#317) Finding Your Passion Is Just The Beginning
Once we discover what we feel is our passion (or at least, our interest that could become a passion), the work has only begun. One day in class, a thirty-something student raised her hand to ask a question about my … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, creating your future, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Dreams, focus, fortitude, Goals, Grit, growth, habits, Passion, resilience Tagged accountability, dreams, effort, fortitude, goals, grit, growth, passion, perseverance, persistence, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#300) Is Grit A Crutch? An Excuse? A Strategy? A Game Changer?
To disregard fortitude ignores the importance of personal effort. No, it does not always “pay off” like we might want it to. Grit, though, is a contributing factor on our journey. Type in the words grit or fortitude into Google … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Grit, health, Life lessons, reslience Tagged action, awareness, grit, motivation, resilience 1 Comment
(#299) The First Forty Years
If you held me down to provide the “secret sauce,” I’d say it is simply giving each other space. This week’s blog posting has a more personal indulgence than past posts. Hopefully, in keeping with the theme of this blog, you … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, assumptions, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, curiosity, Discipline, Dreams Tagged anniversary, core values, dreams, grit, integrity, love, marriage, resilience, respect, trust, values 9 Comments
(#284) Gaining Clarity
We would do well to surround ourselves with people who care about us— but won’t allow us to skate by with minimal reflection and action. I first read about the Clearness Committee (Quaker tradition) in Parker Palmer’s works. This powerful … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, Balance, collaboration, focus, growth, Integrity, life success, mindset, teaching and learning, tenacity, wisdom Tagged assumptions, clearness committee, collaboration, faculty development, grit, inner truth, mindset, reflective practice, resilience, self-reflection 4 Comments
(#274) Igniting Passion: Seven Superlative Student Stars
They spoke directly to the power of teaching and the importance of relationships in life. This past Thursday I had the honor to deliver the keynote address for the annual faculty convocation at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The organizers … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, Being REMARKABLE, Gratitude, Grit, Living a remarkable life, Making a Difference, Passion, Teaching, teaching and learning, tenacity Tagged challenge, gratitude, grit, learning, make a difference, odds, passion, relationships, struggle, teaching, teaching and learning, vision, vulnerability 1 Comment