Category Archives: Learning and Success

A Refreshing Thought: No One Knows

We spoke with designers who tweet every five minutes, and designers who work in the shadows until they have something to share. We heard from designers who made us laugh, and designers who made us think deeply. Many had shared … Continue reading

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It’s OK to Fail; In Fact, It’s a Good Thing

It’s OK to Fail; In Fact, It’s a Good Thing. When I was a kid, I played the violin. I can’t say how good I was, but I always compared my playing to my teachers’ playing and to that of … Continue reading

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Eight Books Worth Reading

Eight Books Worth Reading. Check out this article on Eight books that everyone should read. How many have you read? What books would you add to this list?

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Faith and Family: A Kwanzaa Story

The seven-day celebration of Kwanzaa takes place between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A friend of mine, James, throws a big party on one of the days inviting family and friends to learn about the holiday and to share stories … Continue reading

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New Term, New Goals

Well, it’s the start of another semester. So far, it seems pretty good. The students seem to be really engaged, which is good. I have lately been less tolerant of students who do not want to be in school. This … Continue reading

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Late to my own funeral–with any luck!

Some time ago, I found this link on a friend’s website “Sorry I’m Late”. The article describes a situation to which most teachers are accustomed: students straggling in late to class. After being vexed by this problem repeatedly, the irate … Continue reading

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Thinking about *Mindset*

    Having posted summaries of the first two chapters of Mindset, I’d like to post some questions that came to mind about the book. Please respond with what you think about these issues. I would love to hear your … Continue reading

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