From a Place of Strength

At a meeting I attended this week, we were reminded of the potential positive outcomes of taking a strengths-based, rather than deficit-based, approach to advising and educating students.  One of the tools commonly used for assisting students with discovering their strengths is Gallup’s Strengthfinder.  It’s been more than a decade since I took that test, […]

“Now” and “Not Now”

NACADA Past President Jennifer Bloom frequently begins her presentations with a quote from B. Joseph White, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois: “Education is the most powerful means of increasing individual opportunity and creating more prosperous, fairer, and more just societies. So to have the privilege of participating in that mission is as much […]

Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants

In December 2007, an article entitled Digital Native or Digital Immigrant, Which Language Do You Speak?, written by my son Brad, was published in NACADA’s e-zine, Academic Advising Today and the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources.  The piece has been frequently cited and is to be reprinted in a textbook entitled The Conscious Reader, […]