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Is success because of grit, luck, preparation, support, or all of the above?

All of the above I believe, and in all areas of life.  Without the above, I’d still be sitting home or in the Grand Rapids airport, wondering what next.  Instead, I made it to my flight on time for a conference presentation–despite Murphy’s Law appearing this morning (as it often does for our students).  In… Continue Reading Is success because of grit, luck, preparation, support, or all of the above?

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Three takeaways from requirements and resources to promote persistence

Teaching in higher ed, there are many times when we add requirements or resources to our class, only to wonder later if they are beneficial to the students.  Below are some conversations with a freshman that echo my experiences with students over the last few years as they adjust to college expectations. On leaving room… Continue Reading Three takeaways from requirements and resources to promote persistence

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