Great TED Talks: Sir Ken Robinson

In short, here is Ken Robinson’s idea: “My contention is that all children have talent, and that we squander it ruthlessly… My contention is that creativity now is as important for education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” And an important subpoint: “If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” (I’m paraphrasing here) …and yet the way we have structured education is to … Read more

Great TED Talks: John Wooden on Success

While John Wooden has passed, he left an indelible ink on coaching. He was the head men’s basketball coach at UCLA from 1948-1975, but had a long career as both a player and teacher. He has a legacy from both his wins and his approach to coaching. This TED talk is from 2001. Here are some highlights from his talk: A direct quote of his definition of success: “Peace of mind, obtained only through self-satisfaction in … Read more

Book Recommendation: Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity We all get pulled in tons of different directions. For me, I split time between my dissertation research, other research projects, classes (although these aren’t as big of chunk of my time in my final year), guest lectures (since I’m not teaching a full class in my last year in my PhD program), doing S&C work with the Men’s golf team, social media & website administration for … Read more

A facelift for

About a year ago, we changed over our main website to one that was hosted by Blogger.  At the time, we were using WordPress as our content management system. Problem was, it was really sluggish.  I assume that it was due to the host, but I don’t quite know.  We switched it over to Blogger, but about a month ago, I was introduced to another system called Weebly.  This is a webpage design environment that … Read more

Old Posts

Once upon a time, I started putting together a blog. I had let it fall by the wayside for the past year or so, because of putting my time into everything else. I suppose it is time to start again! This was a great avenue for me to get down ideas about academics, training and coaching. The archive goes all the way back to when it was first started. My first post mentioned that “I … Read more