3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before College

When I went to high school, my goal was to be accepted into a post-secondary program of my choice. Then in university, my goal was to graduate and then enter the workforce. To be honest, I struggled through my first year of university. In reflecting on my experiences, I wonder what my high school teachers … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before College

Part Two: Technology As a Conduit for Critical Consciousness

Some may wonder if online learning is conducive to critical pedagogy and if transformative education can be accomplished in the virtual classroom. The answers in both cases is yes: online education supports and encourages curiosity and critical inquiry. This blog indicates how such learning can transform the process. As outlined in my previous blog post, … Continue reading Part Two: Technology As a Conduit for Critical Consciousness

Goal-setting for Adolescents, Part II

Two weeks ago, I blogged about goal-setting for adolescents focusing on four key areas of development: emotional, cognitive, social, and physical. This week, I offer practical ideas of how to approach goal-setting in diverse environments including blended and fully online environments. Model perseverance – Coaches, mentors, teachers–however we want to label our roles–must not give … Continue reading Goal-setting for Adolescents, Part II

Goal-setting for Adolescents, Part I

Goal-setting: it’s important, but how many of us know how to do it effectively? As adults, we reflect on our successes and our weaknesses more easily and more innately than teens do whether we are perfecting our golf swing, trying to write more often, or making more time for our families. But, how did we … Continue reading Goal-setting for Adolescents, Part I