Tagged with Life

every student needs a champion…

This weekend, I decided to spend part of my “retreat” at the beach watching videos.  My wife Rebecca likes to spend time sitting at the beach; since I don’t feel much of a need to get a tan (see my picture here), I thought I would look for inspiring talks and videos to use for … Continue reading

the role of an educator…

I just finished reading a wonderfully short and sweet blog post by one of my favorite authors, Bernadette Jiwa, titled “The Role of a Marketer.” She states that marketers think that their job is to change how people feel about what they (the marketers) do (and what they have to offer).  She believes that the … Continue reading

On Course Conference presentation downloads…

Hello everyone! Recently got back from the 2013 On Course National Conference in Costa Mesa, California – and had a great time!  Presented a full-day workshop on Thursday (Creating a Life That’s On Course), a concurrent session on Friday (Finding Your Why to a Meaningful Life), and another concurrent session on Saturday (Relax, reflect, Relate: … Continue reading

self-directed learning…

Last Saturday, I was at a local used bookstore (that’s how I like to spend my free time) and found an interesting book: “Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree” by Blake Boles. It is rare that I devote a day to reading a book…but this was one that I just couldn’t seem … Continue reading

State of address…

I am sitting in Aycock Auditorium, listening to the Chancellor of UNCG (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) give her “State of the Campus Address” to the campus faculty and staff.  This address usually signals the start of a new academic year; for UNCG, the official start of the year is Monday, August 20th.  For many of our … Continue reading

advising with purpose and passion…

In the last post, I wrote about transformational coaching in higher education; I received several interesting responses from listserv participants.  In a nutshell, almost all of the “coaching” done in higher education is at Level 1 (changing one specific situation/action) and a few are working on Level 2 (change in a specific life area).  However, … Continue reading