Yes I’ll say it. Wikipedia is WONDERFUL!

Yes I’ll say it. Wikipedia is WONDERFUL!

I get Belle’s reaction in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast when she first stepped foot into that enormous library. Growing up, I spent many hours curled up in a corner at the end of the hall in my childhood home dreaming of having that for myself someday. At the end of...
6 Ways to More Effective Communication

6 Ways to More Effective Communication

We’ve probably all experienced communication mishaps. We’ve all heard about the 3 R’s: re-read, review, and revise as well. They just don’t work as well in a high-speed chase to get things done. And that is the issue. We tend to read and write messages fast. The only...
Are You Checking the Grading Rubric?

Are You Checking the Grading Rubric?

I recently had an email from a student asking if she could resubmit an assignment. She did not do as well on the assignment as she had wanted and asked if she could redo it. I receive email like this all the time. A student will submit a paper, and then after it is...
If You’re Scared, Say Your Scared

If You’re Scared, Say Your Scared

The fear of failure has a permanent place on the top ten list for most common fears. Everyone suffers from it at some point and under different circumstances. It is fueled by fear of change and fear of rejection–what other people will think of you. The only way...
Are You Just Going Through the Motions?

Are You Just Going Through the Motions?

As I am sure you are aware, there are many things that you must accomplish each week in your online class. There are reading assignments to complete, discussions to post, and papers to submit. Most of you probably do a very good job of this. You review the assignments...