A couple of days ago, I crossed over the 10 month threshold of my job as the Director of Enhanced-Technology Instruction (TEI) for Jamestown Community College. Since I joined JCC, the TEI team has been working through a number of applications and processes to find the best fit for our faculty and their needs. I thought I would take a moment to share what we are doing. Read the rest of this entry
I was asked to write a book review on Cliff Harhour’s book, John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education for the Journal of Transformative Leadership & Policy Studies. It was an honor and pleasure to do this review. Read the rest of this entry
If you want to stand out from the crowd, you cannot simply be very good. According to Seth Godin, you have to be remarkable. Godin offered this advice in his book, Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable. As I write this post from my office at a community college in a small corner of New York, I am wondering what makes this college remarkable enough to distinguish itself from the hundreds of other community colleges across the nation. Read the rest of this entry
Each day, I have a 25 minute commute to work. This gives me almost an hour devoted to learning; while Bernadette has been in the Netherlands, I have been soaking in almost two hours of learning each day. My learning tool of choice for these situations has been the podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire by John Lee Dumas.
During this podcast, he interviews a different successful entrepreneur each day. While there are many lessons to be learned, there are a number of themes that seem to shine though. One topic that has been emphasized over and over is the importance of coaches and mentors to the learning process. While I would love one-on-one mentoring on a number of topics, I do have access to countless coaches on many subjects, and so don’t you. Read the rest of this entry
Jon Acuff pointed out in his book, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters, that to move from average to awesome, you have to start. While you will not achieve awesome overnight, by starting you are on your way. Read the rest of this entry