Years ago in one of my undergrad classes in kinesiology two students (brothers) sat in the back of the class. The teacher was talking of the options we had with our degree. It spanned the spectrum from managerial positions to clinical physical therapists. The brothers interrupted the class and more or less pretentiously pontificated about … Continue reading The Unfair Treatment of Higher Education
In some perspectives I was a terrible student. I was a late bloomer regarding learning how to study, never established a study schedule, waited until the last minute to complete tasks, and failed to establish a razor-focused trajectory. I stumbled along, made decent grades, covered all my requirements, and even went to grad school. I … Continue reading What’s Most Important for a New College Student?
Is it time to let go? That's a weighty statement and one that can be applied to so many things in life. It can apply to our habits, likes, desires, life plans, relationships, as well as dislikes, pent-up emotions, and grudges with others (and ourselves). Do we sometimes wear blinders? Are we so sure of … Continue reading Is It Time to Let Go?
Ray has been a good friend of mine for a while now. I've watched his academic career evolve from a somewhat quiet undergrad and grad student to an impeding PhD graduate. He is currently in his final stages of dissertation defense and I've had the pleasure of remaining a willful spectator along his journey. And … Continue reading Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal
I've had to ask myself that question several times. I don't quit asking either for two somewhat opposing reasons, but I'll get to that in a minute. I do have to clarify my use of the word teacher. Here I'm talking about anyone who teaches, instructs, mentors, or guides others in a professional setting. Teaching, … Continue reading Do You Call Yourself a Teacher?