September 25, 20160

As an instructor, are you aware of how your students are performing at all times? Do you maintain a proactive or reactive approach to instruction? It is possible that you have developed a routine for your instructional tasks and address students when they ask questions or submit assignments. However, there is an aspect of teaching that requires your continued commitment and that is the manner in which you interact with and support your students.

Every educator is aware of the challenges involved in trying to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment, one that is supportive of the learning process and the developmental needs of students. Adjuncts face a greater challenge, especially those who are teaching online classes, as they do not have an opportunity to meet with...

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September 18, 20160

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." -Samuel Johnson

There is one particular quality that makes everyone shine, one that shows through their work and even within their resume. It is having a well-established sense of self-confidence. A person who is self-confident will approach their work with a measure of certainty; possessing self-awareness of the experience and knowledge or know-how needed to get the job done.

Even a resume will reflect that confidence through the word choice used and this will also come across through a person's tone during an interview. Being self-confident comes easily for some people, yet others struggle to try and sustain it. For most people this is a feeling that can fluctuate at times; however, there are steps...

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September 11, 20160

"He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope." --Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The two most common reasons that a person will see a doctor is that there is an immediate health concern to be addressed or a routine checkup is needed for preventative maintenance purposes. A doctor will generally not have any preconceived ideas of what that patient needs unless there is an established history of care and treatment for that patient. By listening to the patient and conducting an examination, the doctor looks for symptoms and/or makes an assessment of the patient's current condition as compared to a normalized standard. From that point a diagnosis is made and next steps are taken as needed. The most important aspect of this type of care is the relationship...

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September 05, 20160

How do people perceive you at work? Does it matter what your colleagues think about you? Should you be concerned about your reputation?

People generally want to be perceived and portrayed at work as someone who is professional, reliable, ethical, trustworthy, open-minded, adaptable, flexible, and willing to learn, along with many other similar qualities and characteristics. This is a significant aspect of developing a long ranger career reputation, which serves as a representation of a person while they are at work, on the job, and while they are developing their career through new jobs and opportunities.

From a personal perspective, many people are not seemingly as concerned about the reputation they have as a person. As a society we are...

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