Encouragement

Encouragement
It's hard to believe, but it's almost time to start recruiting new tutors for the next school year. The process has me reflecting on how our volunteers join our team. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________A dozen interviews will teach you a thing or two. Fortunately I wa...
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Thoughtful v.7: Failing

Thoughtful v.7: Failing
Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.1. So much of learning (and life)  is facing not being good at something (yet!) and moving through that.  And so much of adult ed (and life)  is reckoning with past mistakes. So, thoughtful people facing and re-thinking failure: On Being Wrong (Kathryn Shultz at...
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Thoughtful v.4: Believing

Thoughtful v.4: Believing
Thoughtful, a small collection of links to inspire your thinking. V.4. If I were an undergrad again I'd be A) thrilled (full time liberal arts student is probably my dream job) B) busy with a quadruple or quintuple major (so many interesting things I didn't know to study when I was 19). Among my multiple majors would be psychology, so a f...
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"See? I can't do it!"

"See? I can't do it!"
Of all the HiSET subject tests, the writing test is the one that would stress me out. There are five tests in all (reading, writing, math, science and social studies) They're all standardized tests with multiple choice questions, a ticking clock, and high stakes,  so there's not a lot that's fun about any of them (exce...
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