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Welcome to the Lipscomb Education Connection Blog!  Look here for new blog posts every Tuesday from various faculty in the College of Education.

The Power of Listening: Communication Skills for the 21st Century

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Recognizing the need for and developing our skill for effective communication as educators is essential for our success as both individuals and educators. The abilities we possess can either enhance our ability to work with others in both our private and public lives or serve as a roadblock to our achievement of goals.  Communication is the truly the “lifeblood” of relationships and organizations. Think of the many facets of communication that each of us experience...

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Critical Thinking

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Can you remember holding to perspectives about issues that you now might be embarrassed to admit to?  I confess that I do.  I sometimes look back and muse about how I allowed myself to hold tenaciously to interpretations and perspectives that I now realize were ill-informed and/or poorly formulated. In talking with colleagues, I find that I am not alone. So what has changed?  What makes the difference in my perspective between now and then? ...

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Carole English

Top 10 Skills for the Successful 21st-Century Worker: Productivity and Accountability

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 We often use the light bulb icon to represent a moment of revelation – sudden and significant. The invention of this significant, transformative artificial light, however, did not happen suddenly. It came about because of the persistent work of Thomas Edison. Paul Israel, Director and General Editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University, is Edison’s biographer and believes that Edison was a regular boy who worked hard. As a youngster, Edison had...

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Dr. Roger Wiemers

Accessing, Analyzing, and Synthesizing Information

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Several years ago, I remember examining and reading a brief entry on the front page of one section of USA Today.  It was entitled something like Trucks on the Road After 10 Years.  It mostly provided information in graph form with three bars representing the three main pick-up truck manufacturers, one colored bar for each type of truck.  With a quick look at the graph, it was obvious that Ford produced the best trucks.  Wait!  When...

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Entrepreneurship in Education

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It is truly past time to begin regular blogging from Lipscomb’s College of Education!  So, welcome to the Lipscomb Education Connection Blog!  Look here for new blog posts every Tuesday from various faculty in the College of Education. Over the past six years, the College of Education has grown in both quantity and quality.  In addition, the college leadership has been intentional in both recruiting and hiring exemplary faculty.  Our faculty members are regularly called...

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