Getting ready to head into a class to talk about ‘setting goals’ and ‘creating action plans’ makes me itch. I know how important developing this skill can be to students who have something specific they really, really, want from their education when they graduate – usually an amazing job, at… Continue Reading Ugh! A Goal Setting Assignment – Why oh why, oh why?
Why do we spend so much time trying to protect ourselves and our children from failure? I see the fear of failure paralyze students time and time again. Don’t get me wrong – no one wants to fail, least of all me – but failure usually teaches us infinitely more… Continue Reading The Other “F” Word
This week’s advice guru on the importance of field placement. “Field placement played a major role in my current employment! Field placement is not just about applying the skills you learn in the classroom to real life – it is also about obtaining new skills necessary to work effectively and… Continue Reading You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!
I started training early August for my very first 5k race coming up this Sunday, October 16th. I’m going the #distanceforDC at the Scotia Waterfront Toronto Marathon. This is a bit of a bucket list thing, I’ve been talking about on and off for a couple of years. After running… Continue Reading 9 Observations and Tips from a Newbie Runner
This week’s advice guru on being a parent/student and keeping an open mind… First some advice to help students who have young children. Whether you are co-parenting or raising your child(ren) alone, you need to know that you can do it! As a single parent going back to school, I… Continue Reading You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!