“Spookular” was my sister’s word for synchronicity. It seemed especially appropriate as I returned home from Learning Point Associate’s Annual (LPA) Conference on “Reaching High Expectations” just in time to tune into this week’s episode of The Apprentice. We all saw in living color that “good enough” is never good enough. Winning requires setting high […] Read more

Inspiring quotes and heated debate focus on the role of the teacher. What about the role of the student? What responsibility does the student have for their education? That was the question presented in three acts during this week’s episode of The Apprentice where the teams were asked to design and run a miniature golf […] Read more

Oh, the humanity! Up until the point she took on the role of leader, Tara was such a great leader. “Tara had been a great team player. She was respectful of her teammates and willing to do whatever it took to get the job done.” said Tim Knapp, CEO of Nextant Systems. “Then, she made […] Read more

Did you choose your career or did it choose you? Very few of us follow clearly scripted career paths. Somehow, you’re driving through life headed for a career in medicine when – Bam – a passion for cooking jumps out and collides with your plans. At this point, you have two choices. You can ignore […] Read more

Some of us are afraid of failure, others of success. In his book “Failing Forward,” John Maxwell explains that failure is not something to fear but to embrace for its ability to teach. Maxwell’s concepts were illustrated on this week’s episode of The Apprentice starring Bren as “The Risk Taker,” Kristen as “The Blamer,” and, […] Read more

Life is not a board game. It is messy and unpredictable requiring the flexibility of Gumby and the imagination of Mr. Potato Head. You don’t get to collect $200 each time you pass Go, there are no Get Out of Jail Free cards and buying Trump Tower is not as easy as buying Baltic Avenue. […] Read more

How many motivational speakers does it take to change an attitude? Net Worth should have been walking on sunshine. They won the first contest, dined at 21 and learned from Donald Trump that they had triple the income of their Book Smart competitors. So how did they go from winners to providing their motel guests […] Read more

There’s a lot of buzz about the new season of The Apprentice where “Book Smarts” takes on “Street Smarts.” As a specialist in project-based learning, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use this network program to highlight the pros and cons of traditional education and project-based/hands-on learning. To make it more interesting, I’ve asked […] Read more

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