Category Archives: college students

All About You

How’d this happen? I now have  four blogs that relate to different areas of my life, five if you count the one I started as a way to get my psychology students involved in some dialogue. I’m wondering if they’re … Continue reading

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Show, Don’t Tell

I think I’m probably the only person in my writing group who doesn’t write fiction. It’s beginning to stress me out a little. Not a lot, just a skosh. I’ve done some experimenting with dialogue. It might not sound natural … Continue reading

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Pictures Add Soul

I wrote  Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond for one   reason, the desire to help students succeed during and after college. Of all the positive things about teaching, the students top the list. Working with people … Continue reading

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Nurse, Accountant, or Engineer?

As a technical/community college instructor of over 35 years, I know a little bit about students and their motivation, career questions, life choices, and challenges. Today on the first day of a new semester, I keep thinking about a young … Continue reading

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Less Preachy and More Credible

Yesterday I posted something on my personal/hodgepodge blog (www.marlajayne.wordpress.com) about visiting the local hospital and seeing two of my former students employed as nurses there. Seeing them working so competently in that setting was exciting and reinforced my strong feelings … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing. Period.

From this day forward, this blog is going to be about reading and writing. Period. One of the challenges I’ve had as a writer is choosing a topic and sticking to it. That’s why this blog has become somewhat of … Continue reading

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Nursing or Criminal Justice?

Right before class Thursday one of my students said he had ordered Crossing the Bridge free on Kindle and that he and his wife had sat up reading it long past when they should have been abed. They have three … Continue reading

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In a Slump

I might be in a slump. I can think of plenty of things to write about, but I can’t seem to focus. I’d like to try my hand at fiction, but I don’t know how. What if I can’t come … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Student Loans

Until two weeks ago, if I’d heard someone say she liked mocs, I’d have thought she was talking about a soft shoe originally worn by Native Americans. Now I’d think twice and wonder if she’s really referring to a MOOC, a Massive … Continue reading

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If You Reach One Person

When I began editing Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond, I asked a friend and former colleague in the South Carolina Technical Education Association for some proofing help. After she read and corrected the manuscript, we … Continue reading

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