Stuck? 6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Get Unstuck

The clock is ticking, the deadlines are looming, and the stress is mounting. We’ve all been there. Persistence, inertia,  determination, or a combination of the three keep you trapped in the hamster wheel. Sadly, the harder you try to get ahead, the more overwhelmed and behind you feel. Pretty soon, you’re just plain stuck.  However, the plan…

4 Gritty Traits that Pave the Path to Success

A few months ago, I struck up a conversation with my seat mate on a plane. He was the CEO of a midsize manufacturing company. The standard small talk  (“Are you coming or going…business or pleasure… what do you do?”) led to him sharing a personal story about his first rejection letter – a letter that…

Live on Purpose

I have a love/hate relationship with the digital age. The dualistic nature of the never-ending stream of content in newsfeeds, blog posts, articles, videos, and images can be challenging for even the most thirsty learner.  On one hand, anyone with an internet connection has instant access to a more content that he or she can…

Is Education Killing Curiosity?

With all the rhetoric about what’s wrong with education today and how to fix it, there is no shortage of opinions and perspectives about raising the test scores that demonstrate student achievement. Our students will need to compete globally in the sciences and engineering fields, so STEM-based instruction and Next Generation Science Standards are taking…