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Getting Into a Growth Mindset

With the school year in full swing for everyone, kindergarten students up through doctoral students, I wanted to take an opportunity to talk about preparing to learn.  The Harvard Business Review has outlined some really great advantages to cultivating a growth mindset, but how we get there is a whole other thing. I think that… Continue reading Getting Into a Growth Mindset

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Experience is the Best Teacher

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said George Santayana as he tried to remind his wife that spicy foods just made her sick instead of inducing labor when they were expecting their first child, so it probably wouldn’t work this time either. Okay, that story is most definitely not true.… Continue reading Experience is the Best Teacher

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Reflections on Learning

While I have been unusually tired this month, it has been so fun to think and write about learning! Although, I consider that my “tiredness” may not be all that unusual. After all, I am due to have a baby on September 5. Growing a human being is exhausting! While April was a fairly self-reflective… Continue reading Reflections on Learning

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The Business of Learning

There has been this idea floating around during my lifetime, and very likely before, that government should be run like a business. This idea has, I hope, reached peak popularity with the election of our current president. Like many of the things associated with the person elected to live in the White House, I do… Continue reading The Business of Learning

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Consciousness

I think it’s fair to assume we’re all familiar with the Albert Einstein quote: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Maybe you didn’t know that Einstein said that, and that’s okay. But it is a quote that floats around, particularly during election years when people are trying… Continue reading Consciousness