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Concentration, Distraction, and Higher Ed

This post grows out of an informal conversation this morning in the T.E.C.H. Playground about study & writing habits, digital devices, and work in higher education.David Levy at the University of Washington asks his students to sit quietly before beginning each class period–a brief period of meditation or simple quietness with no interactions between each other or via technology. 194 more words

One Last Cold One, Before I Go.

I’ve been to Chicago twice this year, and I would take a few more trips, most likely, if I was not moving another 4 hours west. 504 more words


How for-profits can garner public support

Relating institutional effectiveness to the greater good of society may sound a bit lofty and heavy-handed at first, but consider the primary stakeholders involved in the process of institutional effectiveness: the students, the schools, the employers, and the community at large. 435 more words


Taking the Time When You Need It

I’ll admit it: I sat by the pool and went swimming this afternoon while the grad student I brought with me is doing stats homework. Amount of guilt I feel: NONE. 293 more words

Life Lessons Learned while riding my scooter.

The warmer weather brings so many wonderful things; the sunshine, longer days, bike rides and scooter time. The minute I knew I could ride again, once the battery had been charged and the insurance company was called to reinstate full coverage, I got my things together and off I went. 831 more words


We're All Educators Here

Presentation given on March 13, 2015 at the Northeastern and Northwestern Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers workshop, “Building Relationships for Student Success” held at the picturesque… 57 more words

Oh Hey, Ostara!

Spring! The Vernal Equinox. The Solar New Year. It’s a time of creation, rebirth, and capitalizing on your intentions. Today marks the first day of spring, and the best part is: I didn’t even realize it! 353 more words