July 24, 2016

Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Here’s the next edition in the Sure-Fire Icebreaker series. This is a quick icebreaker… [read me]

Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

No One Will Ever Pay To Download Music: TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY Get a computer and a cell phone. Get e-mail and check it, use it,… [read me]

No One Will Ever Pay To Download Music: TECHNOLOGY No One Will Ever Pay To Download Music: TECHNOLOGY

Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode

Students I meet on campuses across the country and around the world are always looking… [read me]

Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode

A Day of Service at Georgian Court University

I had the honor of working with over 100 women at Georgian Court University in Lakewood,… [read me]

A Day of Service at Georgian Court University A Day of Service at Georgian Court University

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’

The big news according to the graphic below from OnlineDegrees.org and a June New… [read me]

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’ 'Learning Skills' beats 'Good Grade Pills'

Thank You, Clemson University!

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Clemson University for their Annual Women’s… [read me]

Thank You, Clemson University! Thank You, Clemson University!

Meeting Icebreaker: Rain

This meeting icebreaker is a great energizer to do right before a break or coming… [read me]

Meeting Icebreaker: Rain Meeting Icebreaker: Rain

Your campus fundraiser or service project: Both make an impact!

Building leaders - and a nation - through service From the beginning of his term,… [read me]

Your campus fundraiser or service project: Both make an impact! Your campus fundraiser or service project: Both make an impact!

Avoid the Freshman 15

There’s enough to think about in college without having to worry about weight gain, too. Though like it or not, people are always telling you about the dreaded freshman 15, a phrase used to describe the average amount of weight that college freshmen gain their first year of school. While 15 pounds … [Read This...]

5 Ways that Khan Academy can Change Your Higher Education Experience (if you let it)

Whether you are an incoming freshman, or a senior in your last semester, it can be tough to juggle your studies—especially when you have subjects you struggle with personally. For many students, a tricky subject means a dip in their GPA when they get a poor grade. However, there are so many … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow - Know Your Memory Mode

Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode

Students I meet on campuses across the country and around the world are always looking for new and better ways to do better on tests. One way I’ve discovered they can do this is by understanding the Memory Mode and how the brain triggers long term memory. When I teach my Memory Workshops we start … [Read This...]

Georgian Court University

A Day of Service at Georgian Court University

I had the honor of working with over 100 women at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ on January 17, 2011, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It was the third annual leadership conference for the students and the focus was on community service. It was a fun and exciting event and the enthusiasm … [Read This...]

Budget stretching tips for students: Living better for less

Attending college and being short on cash go hand in hand for many students, but with a bit of wisdom from those who’ve done it before, you can get more bang for your buck. Here are 9 tips for stretching every dollar to maximize its value. Become a rice and ramen connoisseur Rice and ramen … [Read This...]

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Categorie – A Sure-Fire Icebreaker

Here’s the next edition in the Sure-Fire Icebreaker series. This is a quick icebreaker that is very low gradient and an easy way to meet a lot of people you don’t know and learn random information about them. As a bonus, I often use this icebreaker to get large groups into smaller groups in the last … [Read This...]

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Meeting Icebreaker: Rain

This meeting icebreaker is a great energizer to do right before a break or coming back from a break, especially if you have stragglers. Because it emulates the sound of a rain shower it ends up making a lot of noise and alerts those stragglers to return to the room. It's easy to do, takes no special … [Read This...]

Be a glass polisher

I have had a lot of mentors in my life, people that I look up to, people who encouraged and supported me. They could have easily pushed me aside or told me I was never going to succeed, but they took an interest in me, and that has made all of the difference in my life. My friend, Dr. Jeanine C. … [Read This...]

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No One Will Ever Pay To Download Music: TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY Get a computer and a cell phone. Get e-mail and check it, use it, manage it. Become friendly with the Internet and what it has to offer. Google yourself. Embrace and learn new technologies. Sometimes simple is better. It's never too late to embrace technology with this … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly - 3 life-changing student leadership practices

3 life-changing student leadership practices no one’s doing

In 20+ years of working with student leaders, advisors and organizations I've compiled a number of 'best of the best' lists. I have top 3, 5, 7, or 10 lists on everything from skyrocketing student involvement, to holding great meetings and everything else that involves student leadership. It all … [Read This...]

Dave Kelly, College Speaker - Overcoming the challenges that keep your members from being involved

Overcoming challenges to club member involvement

Often times students will eagerly join your campus club or organization, but as time goes on their participation declines. Eventually you may unacceptably low attendance at your meetings and worse yet at your activities and events. If we take for granted that your meetings are not boring and that … [Read This...]

Being a Strong Online Student - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

5 Tips for being a strong online student

(Hello, CTB readers! A version of this post recently ran on my own blog, but I asked CTB to reprint it because the information within is timely and important. Although I have taught face-to-face for years, I largely teach hybrid (part online, part F2) or online now due to having two small kids and … [Read This...]

You have to prove you deserve the job - photo copyright Rick Sherrell

You have to prove you deserve the job

TOUGH LOVE - AND TIPS - FOR GETTING HIRED NOW. The world is flooded with college graduates eager to start that shiny new job. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are looking for a job. 1. The world does not owe you a job. If you still have not found a job, stop complaining out loud. … [Read This...]

Dave Farrow sets Guinness Record for Greatest Memory

‘Learning Skills’ beats ‘Good Grade Pills’

The big news according to the graphic below from OnlineDegrees.org and a June New York Times article  is that an alarming - and increasing - number of students are resorting to drugs to get better grades. Drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, intended for people with ADHD and similar ailments that makes … [Read This...]

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from Studying Abroad

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from Studying Abroad

Students of all concentrations are pursuing college abroad because of the fantastic personal and professional growth opportunities it offers. Students study abroad in a variety of countries around the world. The number of students studying abroad is on the rise - a report showed the number reached … [Read This...]

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