Happy Labor Day, and Happy New (School) Year’s Eve for many of you!
I’m actually writing this post in early August in anticipation of being pretty overwhelmed and without much time for blogging in early September, between starting my new job and heading down the final stretch of my dissertation journey. Since I haven’t
posted a rerun updated my “Damian’s Favorites” post category in awhile, I thought I’d link some of the items I’ve recently added:
Resume, Cover Letter… Blog?: My thoughts on how an online presence is at least useful, if not essential, in getting yourself a job in education these days, as well as my own story and some outlining of how and why I do what I do.
300 Miles: The more I learn, read, and hear about the importance of goal-setting, the better I realize it’s not just buzzy edu-jargon but (if done well) an essential tool in making progress. This is one such example.
Don’t Break the Chain: More on meeting goals, but focusing on the journey there and how one comedian set himself up for success. Simple and silly as it may sound, it has helped me enormously in my efforts to complete my doctoral dissertation.
What Will They Remember? #Ferguson: Thoughts inspired by the death of Michael Brown and your students’ responses. They will remember how you made them feel.
Whether you start tomorrow or you’ve been back for weeks already, my best wishes to you and your students for a fantastic 2014-2015!