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Tag Archives: teaching and learning
(#303) Give Your All Stars the Spotlight
Find a way to let your colleagues share what they are proud of and how they do it. At times, the execution of appropriate recognition can move from the sublime to the ridiculous. I remember years ago sitting in a … Continue reading
Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, branding, Gratitude, Life lessons, Passion, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, Reflective practice, retrospective, teamwork, Values and virtues, wisdom Tagged appreciation, authenticity, branding, corporate training, employee recognition, faculty development, goals, gratitude, growth, motivation, passion, public speaking, reflection, remarkable, resilience, staff training, teaching, teaching and learning, team building 1 Comment
(#296) Not Us. Them.
“A building is not just about itself, but the place where it resides.”-Craig Dykers Did you hear the one about the college president’s view of how to handle struggling students? Reportedly his suggestion was to “drown the bunnies.” No, that’s … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, Choice, collaboration, college retention, common sense, Community, faculty development, ideologies, intentionality, leadership, Life lessons, Making a Difference, Relationship, teaching and learning Tagged college admissions, college retention, leadership, non-academic success factors, teaching and learning, transactional leaders, transformational leaders 2 Comments
(#294) Benefits Of Remaining A Continual Learner
It can help us fill in gaps between assumptions and realities. A few months ago on this blog I posed the question, “Do we take time to experience what our customer, client, or student is experiencing?” Regardless of your profession or … Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, assumptions, change, college retention, Critical Thinking, effective teaching, growth, habits, Integrity, intentionality, Reflection, Reflective practice, resilience, vulnerability Tagged assumptions, brookfield, critical thinking, faculty development, intentionality, leadership, learning, professional development, reflective practice, resilience, teaching, teaching and learning, training sales staff, training teachers 1 Comment
(#285) Are You Relevant?
“The trap we fall into is trying to tell people how life-changing our widget is. If it changes their lives, we won’t have to tell them.” –Bernadette Jiwa Prior to working with any audience, I invest a number of hours … Continue reading
Posted in Communication, relevance Tagged communication, connection, listening, preparation, presentation skills, relevance, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(#280) Trigger Warnings
If we keep our students in protective bubble wrap while in college, what have we prepared them for as they move into the workforce and the rest of their lives? One challenge (and joy) of effective classroom teaching is to … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged academic freedom, teaching and learning, trigger warnings 1 Comment
(#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
(#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
(#261) Mixing it Up with Your Audience
So, go ahead. Mix it up. It will not only energize your audience, it will keep you fresh. A note to my blog followers: This week’s post marks the fifth anniversary for this blog. Thank you for following and sharing my weekly … Continue reading
(#255) Did You Make A Difference? How Do You Know?
While this blog post speaks specifically to my teaching colleagues, we can all draw inspiration and clarification when we stop and examine what we do. On my campus, we have two weeks of classes and a week of final exams … Continue reading