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Confidence Takes Practice

It is said that both leadership and education both take confidence. They both take the belief in yourself that you can excel at whatever task is in front of you. But how does someone get that confidence? How do you get those beliefs?   I am of the opinion that self confidence is gained by […]

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The Complete Picture of Academic Success

  Education is one of the great equalizers in the world. It can bring a family out of poverty. It can raise villages, and it can bring out the potential of problem solvers all over the globe. Yet what does it take to make your education the best it can be? Active learning and constructivism […]

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Intersecting Identities

We are never just one thing. We never even really have one role ever. Everyone is a son, daughter, mother, father, teacher, friend, partner or something else to someone else. And in some ways these labels and parts of who we are make up our identity.  All of this is a good way to start […]

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The Art of Listening

Its a good question. How many of us really listen to the conversations we have everyday? Are we really listening or are we just waiting for the break in the conversation to chime in with our own thoughts. And how much do we listen with more than our ears? The activity I did in class of […]

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Ethics Statment

I am lucky that in my current position as a student assistant, this is not the first time I am having a discussion on ethics in a peer mentor situation. During training this was something that we went over quite a bit. The definitions that were given to us are aspects that I agree with […]

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1, 2, 3, Values in Action

  Ready, set, action! Ok, personality tests are not nearly as interesting as a big action blockbuster. However, like most movies they are a kind of journey- a self discovery journey. And at the end you have to make a decision or two. 1-does this really reflect who I am? and 2-If it does, do […]

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The Digital Frontier

Historians seem to have a practice where they give monikers to different periods throughout time. There was the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Gilded Age and the Industrial Age to name a few. Today, most of the world is in the Digital Age and in this new age there are new rules.  New technology, like computers have […]

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Looking up…

A role model is a complicated question. A role model basically someone that a person wants to emulate. Hopefully it would be modeling good traits, but there are bad role models out there in the wide world.  Even in in the area of associated students, there are different role models. There one woman who is […]

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