I’ve been tweaking my family’s morning and bedtime routines over the past few months, and reflecting on the power of routines.
Cal Newport’s book, How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less changed my life. It still amazes me how well Newport identifies and describes the critical thinking tasks at the heart of an excellent education without ever once using that contested phrase!
Have you abandoned a New Year’s resolution? Still want to make lasting change amid the “whirlwind” of daily responsibilities? Consider the research-based method promoted in The Four Disciplines of Execution: Achieving your Wildly Important Goals. Continue reading
Robert Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members summarizes more than two decades of his groundbreaking research into which faculty work habits lead to academic career success. According to Boice, “quick starters” who thrive: Continue reading