Doing WELL and Doing GOOD by Doing ART (Part III)

My last post talked briefly about the major findings of a new longitudinal study published in early October 2009 called Doing WELL and Doing GOOD by Doing ART, by UCLA researcher Dr. James Catterall.  My first post noted the study’s findings in three areas: 1)...

Challenges in Writing Challenging Multiple-Choice Questions

End of semester exams have been given. You are either gaining a new set of students in January or you are carrying over former students to the second leg of the academic year. Either way, it’s time to begin writing the summative assessment you’ll be giving in May. Why...

Prepare to Be Amazed!

Weekly, I catch myself saying to one or more people, “What CAN you do?” I’ve even posted the phrase on a note card in my cube next to the phone as a reminder to live in a place of empowerment rather than in the land of can’t. It’s funny...

A Sense of Place

I am writing this aboard a flight from the east coast, where I have just visited with my adult children, back to Louisville. I have always been fascinated with travel, not only as a means to experience distant places firsthand, but as an opportunity to leap the...