Helping Our Students Find Their Tennis Ball

I recently read an interview with Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox: “Figure Out the Things You Don’t Know.” During the interview, Houston shares the cheat sheet he would give his 22-year-old self.  It contained 3 three things, one of which was a tennis ball.  To Houston, the tennis ball represents your passion. “The most successful people […]

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The Scouting Report: Blog Reflections & Student Feedback

Enter most workout gyms, and you will see mirrors encasing the room. Upon initial evaluation, you may think they only serve vanity purposes, but mirrors also allow gym-goers to evaluate their form, make adjustments and improve their technique. If you lift and work out with the wrong posture, it defeats the purpose of your exercise and the time you invest […]

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Part 2: Feedback Focused Tips and Tools

In part 1, I focused on the connection between feedback and student relationships. This quote from the late Pat Summit is not only timely, but also accurately summarizes my thoughts. I believe technology can transform our feedback. When used effectively it can help us shift the process from a one way, red inked statement to a reflective and empowering conversation loop. When […]

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Don’t Just Wish. Do! : The Importance of Goal Setting

I strive to always have a positive outlook professionally and personally. I know energy is contagious and a negative attitude does nothing to solve problems (only enhances them.) At the same time, my positive energy also does nothing to solve problems or carry out my goals. It is a start if I am not just […]

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