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Indie Scene: Blue Ocean

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Blue Ocean

I’m still glowing from the webinar I attended this morning. The presenter was Ed Devine, the current WACAC president, speaking about demonstrating interest—and more importantly, how teenagers who develop the faculties to demonstrate their interest are actually learning …

An IEC Primer to NACAC

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By Nick Soper

Over the past few years, I’ve had a few first conferences—the annual WACAC meeting, the annual HECA conference, and smaller ones like Share, Learn, Connect, and the UC/CSU event. I went into them a bit blindly, assuming

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Netiquette Lessons

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For the past few years, I’ve run an annual morning workshop on email etiquette for a medical device sales company. Every time I’ve run the workshop, I’m astonished by the need that I feel in the room for it: the

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I’m super charged up about work right now, really figuring out how to better tune and tap into all the possibilities of the digital world. After all sorts of conversations with colleagues (thanks especially to Archie for the chat last …

Going Deep

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This blog is brought to you from the 2015 HECA conference in Cincinnati. No guarantees, I’ll strive for coherence, despite the near-delirium brought on by late-night basketball, timezone disorientation, and near-zero tolerance for Midwestern heat and humidity.

The planning committee …

Buckling in for Summer

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I’m working really hard this week to find the sweet spot. I have a group of rising seniors that is just small enough to manage each student’s needs on a case-by-case basis, as I have in the past. This year, …

Indie Scene: On the Road

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On the road: southward bound on Route 89, I believe, gearing up for day three of the Consortium of Vermont Colleges tour. After two days of ice-breaking, trying to get to know some of these great traveling companions, I somehow …

Indie Scene: the What and the How

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I was thinking about how I spend my working time. At this point in my practice and in this school year, I would estimate that about 70% of my time goes to working on my own, and about 30% goes …

Indie Scene: Handle with Care

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I spent a lot of time yesterday afternoon with a completely new student—nearly two hours, doing everything I could to get to know him. His mother hired me because she feels completely left in the dark: she’s from another country …

It’s interesting how much an individual’s personality sometimes seems to clash with his or her communication patterns. Especially with teenagers.

One girl I’m working with comes to mind. I haven’t known her all that long—maybe a month and a half …