History Teaches Students How To Be Vigilant in the 21st Century

(Using the Study of U.S. History to Educate Young Adults on Every Aspect of Life) How does credit as well as loans work, both in personal and professional contexts? Should I borrow to buy a car? Why do educators wait until young adults go into debt, to teach them how to stay out of debt? To draw the rather expansive …

Life May Be A Consistent Challenge, But That Is OK…

I am sitting here in jury duty, waiting for my name to be called. I haven’t decided whether it is better not to be called, ultimately just sitting here all day, or to be picked for a case and at least be doing something. I’ll let you know on my decision later. Regardless, I began thinking, what a better time …

A Call for Practical Curriculum in Higher Education

The various hierarchal levels in a corporate business, business mergers, countless statistical formulas for probability, and of course accounting are a few of the topics covered while working on my bachelors in Business Management. Important material you might suggest. Good to know, possibly. My response to that is, “I want a refund”.  What my college overlooked in their curriculum was …

Demonstrating To Our Students that Failing Does Not Necessarily Mean Failure

Why is it that when we make a mistake or see a setback, many individuals feel as though the original goal we set out to accomplish is now a lost cause or possibly even a complete failure? Is it that what we wanted to achieve is now hopeless and no longer worth our time? Perhaps, in some circumstances this may …

Teaching that Promotes the “I Get it”

Understanding or Memorization Why do we remember some lessons and forget others? Is it that some are perceived as more important, exciting, or possibly just easier to comprehend? Perhaps the answer has elements of all of those in its makeup; however I would suggest it is through true understanding. That is understanding rather than memorization.  This is the message I …