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PSEL: When You’re an Introvert….

For my leadership learning, I wanted to read the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. My initial impulse was because I’m an introvert and have found myself frustrated by U.S. … Continue reading

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PSEL: Projecting Leadership (in the Movies of course)

Working Girl One of the most painful pieces of career advice I have received is that I that I needed to bump my wardrobe and makeup options if I wanted people to take me more seriously. I immediately flashed to … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman: Changing Leadership Styles

Way back in April, Maurie Kelly talked about different leadership styles, not so we can pick the one we want, but to understand better what makes sense in a given context. Dr. Kelly pointed out that a democratic leadership style … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Storytelling Animal

About the Book This book reviews the roles and uses people make of “narratives”, both the positives of using stories to teach cultural morals and negatives of people being deluded by their own stories and nightmares. I became interested in … Continue reading

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PSEL: Leadership in Ferris Bueller

Over the weekend, I had a chance to see the 80’s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and I saw that it presented some alternative views of leadership. The classic duel between hipster/prankster Ferris vs. the dictatorial Vice-Principal Rooney is a … Continue reading

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PSEL: How Should I Evolve?

In February 2016, I will be participating in the Penn State Emerging Leader program. Several people I respect have been through the program, so I am very honored to have been selected and am looking forward towards understanding what “leadership” … Continue reading

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ID-2-ID: The More Things Change…

One lesson I have gotten from this is that communication over the phone adds an extra layer of challenge to the relationship. I know I’m still interrupting (I think eastern urbanites tend to jump in quickly so they don’t lose … Continue reading

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ID2ID: Always Good to Review the Basics (Dirksen)

This year I’ve been participating in the Penn State ID-2-ID instructional designer mentoring program with another ID from the University of Nebraska. One of our “assignments” was to read and discuss a book together. The one we chose was Julie … Continue reading

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InsideOut: Strategies for Teaching Writing (Book Review)

ISBN and Chapter Info Kirby, Dawn Latta and David Crovitz (2013) Inside Out, Fourth Edition: Strategies for Teaching Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann ISBN-10: 0325041954 http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Out-Fourth-Strategies-Teaching/dp/0325041954/ The table of contents of the book is as follows: Chapter 1 Finding a Footing … Continue reading

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Clearing the Clouds of Plagiarism 2013

Clearing Plagiarism Clouds SP 2013 – Now with better citation examples.

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