Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Grade on That First College Paper: Academic Coaching

The grade on that first college paper can be quite a shock.  Many college freshmen are accustomed to making excellent grades in high school, and they did so without putting forth much effort. Inefficiencies and unfocused study didn’t seem to matter … Continue reading

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Life Between Two Paradigms: Need a “Paradigm Shift?”

“It is not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in between that we fear. . .  It’s like being in between trapezes.  It’s Linus when his blanket … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

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A Thought from Tom Waits

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Therapeutic Disruptions

Sometimes the old and familiar ways of looking at things, and therapeutic disruptions are required if we are to move forward with a new set of spectacles with which to view things. Paul Watzlawick has said, “The spectacle we see depends … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor: A Thought Regarding Academic Coaching

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein If a problem is to be solved, it must be properly conceptualized, and academic coaching provides an alternative to the notion that psychological problems are at … Continue reading

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Transformation: A Thought from Joseph Campbell

“The experience of mystery comes not from expecting it, but through yielding all your programs.”– Joseph Campbell Share on Facebook

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Best Wishes for 2014 – 2015 School Year!

Chesapeake Coaching wishes all students (and the parents and taxpayers, who foot the bill) best wishes for the 2014-2015 school year! Study hard, learn a lot, and enjoy the benefits of what it means to be well-educated! We are pulling for … Continue reading

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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: ~ Thomas Sowell

“It is amazing how many people think they are doing blacks a favor by exempting them from standards that others are expected to meet.” — Thomas Sowell Low expectations, generally, can set up a self-fulfilling prophecy. Students can be well-served … Continue reading

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Your Comfort Zone (thanks to Stephanie Reeves)

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