Monthly Archives: September 2014

Academic Coaching: The Winter Launch

January can be an excellent time to launch a new academic semester with mentoring from the right academic coach. The term papers are completed and graded, exams are done, and final grades have been distributed – sometimes to the disappointment … Continue reading

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The Importance of Caring for Friends

“Take care of your friends, because there will come a time when you’re not much fun to be with and there is no reason to like you except out of longstanding habits.” — Garrison Keillor quoted in Readers Digest and … Continue reading

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Moore, Oklahoma; Panera Bread; and Armed Good Guys

“Yesterday’s carnage in Moore, Oklahoma was brought to an end by a good guy with a gun. How fortunate the victims’ coworkers are that they do not work at Panera Bread, where good guys are not permitted to have guns.” … Continue reading

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Re-incentivizing Student Performance: Andrew J. Billups

Recent articles in the media point to continuing problems with Standards of Learning scores and accreditation woes among public schools; re-incentivizing student performance may be long overdue. I understand that these problems exist throughout the country, and parents, administrators, and … Continue reading

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Corporal Punishment or Child Abuse: A Thought from Bob Costas

“No cultural or regional differences explain that away. It’s a crime, and it’s a horrible crime.” — Bob Costas (speaking about child abuse and corporal punishment) Share on Facebook

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A Route to Freedom: A Thought from Justin Ptak

“Individual minds acting with their own insight creates the social order that will only lead to peace, liberty, and prosperity. The politicians and the bureaucrats only impede this process and lead to a corruptive, exploitative, and plunderous path. They create … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching: When to Ditch the Hat

I am giving several people branded baseball caps who have offered to help with my academic coaching practice. If they do something unseemly and it involves a mug shot, I hope they will remember to ditch the hat! Share on … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who … Continue reading

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Free Enterprise is a Cure

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