Tag Archives: student success

(#373) What Factors Affect Teaching Efficacy?


Teaching efficacy reflects the teacher’s belief that he or she can impact student learning. Video recommendation for the week. Let me reverse format this week and start with a video clip. While this post addresses “classroom teachers,” this topic (and … Continue reading

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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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(#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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(#268) P.R.I.D.E for Student (Life) Success


Choose well, my friend. QUESTION: What do you think would give first-year college students the best advantage for success when they arrive on campus? QUESTION: What do you believe would give new employees the best advantage their first day on … 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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(#228) Motivation: What Gets You Going—and Keeps You Going?


Identify a motivational best practice you have used in the past. How can you apply this to a current dream you have? On the first day of class each semester, I ask my students to write their college dream into … 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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