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Access to Everything

I was privileged to receive some insight into the mind of young people last week. I have since had time to really think about and consider how many of us may categorize them. This insight is the fact that young people today have access to every bit of knowledge in the known world. From microscopic… Continue Reading Access to Everything

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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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Learning Communities Celebrates Its Second Year!

 celebrates its second year! Congratulations to all those faculty and staff that made Learning Communities great this year.  Groups included Belongingness, New Faculty, e-Portfolio, Coaching, and Collaboration for Universal Design. Participants in the Belongingness LC group brainstormed ways to create a greater sense of “belongingness” for students at NMC. In addition to reading Terrell L.… Continue Reading Learning Communities Celebrates Its Second Year!

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