My Honest Reflection on 2019

We have reached the final moments of 2019 and I am in the midst of reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the next. 2019 was a rollercoaster of good experiences and not so good ones. I learned from them all and wouldn’t take back any of it. With the help of YearCompass... Continue Reading →

The Value of An Apology

As a woman, I have always had a very adversarial relationship with apologies. As a young girl I suffered, as most young girls do, from an inability to stop apologizing for everything. It got to the point that I felt the need to apologize for simply existing in the physical world. I remember all too... Continue Reading →

How I Engage Students in a 1-Credit Class

For anyone who has ever taught a 1-credit course, whether it’s an intro to the university class or a special topics course, you know gaining student buy-in is a challenge. Engaging students is already difficult but with a 1-credit class, the stakes for students are much lower. The thought “It’s just 1 credit, who cares... Continue Reading →

Getting Your Inbox to “0” – A Guide on Time Management for New Professionals

At this point in my professional career, I don't often get flustered or feel stressed at work. This is because I have set boundaries and rules for myself that I follow strictly. Not only are they a part of my self-care routine, they are also a part of my professional development because I thereby grant myself the opportunities to produce high quality work. What do you think of my 7 rules? What are your time management strategies? Share your thoughts in the comments.

To Be Honest, Sometimes I Can’t Stand My Job

My heart felt heavy. I was sad and pissed at the same time. "You wait until the last minute to come see me, you see all of the students waiting out there, and then you have the audacity to mark ME as less than satisfactory?" was the refrain I played in my head for the next day and a half. The following morning, slumped in my office chair, head in my hands, I said to myself, "Sometimes I can't stand this job".

The Journey Begins

Most of the time I think to myself, "If only I could have met with my students before they even started college. That way I could have helped them prepare and assured them that they are indeed good enough to be here". And thus, this blog was born. My aim is provide resources and guidance to current high school students who want to go to college because I firmly believe that anyone who wants to go to college, should absolutely be able to. Not only that, they should be successful once they're here! I also wish to reassure those already in college, who doubt themselves and their abilities, because I believe that everyone is capable of succeeding in college as long as they have the tools and the support to do so.

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