Love of Learning

Love of Learning

I love learning and was reminded by my colleague Dr. Patrick O’Connor in his reflections on the series of Road Less Traveled articles in the Around Kent publication. Dr. O’Connor identified eight themes he gleaned from his interviews and stories including the “love of...
Teachers I Remember

Teachers I Remember

  At the recent National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, a group of us were discussing teachers that made a positive difference in our lives.  As each of my colleagues shared an inspiration story or stories of how teachers impacted them, I struggled to...
I Wish I Would Have Known

I Wish I Would Have Known

Since 1989, I’ve worked with students to assist them in developing knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful in school and in life.  Over those 27 years, I have learned what does not work, what does work and the conditions under which progress and success...
No Regrets

No Regrets

The other day, I was asked by a colleague if there are things I regret doing or not doing throughout my life.  Instead of immediately answering her question I remembered a study of 95-year-olds asking a similar question: “If you could go back and live your life...