Lighting A Fire in Social Studies: Successfully Integrating Technology in Social Studies

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

     ---William Butler Yeats

PhinishED: How I Broke the Cycle by Attending Northcentral University

Whether your goal is to earn your bachelor's, master's, or doctorate, the thought of being in an educational setting can be an exciting yet scary step for so many students contemplating higher education. For me, my journey began back in 2014 when I decided to enroll at a local college in Connecticut. After earning my bachelor's degree in just three years, I was encouraged by a dear friend to go for my master's, and by the summer of 2019, I had earned my degree.

Technology Shiver-Shift! Shifting Movement & Shifting Agency in the College Dance Classroom

Dispositions of both teacher and student can significantly influence the role of technology in any learning movement. This blog post aims to explore the application of technology specifically in college-level dance education. In addition to making suggestions for faculty to improve dispositions towards technology in the dance classroom, we will consider some creative ways that higher education responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic and how technology may have served to preserve college dance education in ways never considered previously!

How to Manage Remote Talent During the Great Resignation

By: Jacques Buffett, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Expert at Zety

In 2021, three words reflected the ongoing turmoil in the US labor market. The Great Resignation.

Back in 2020, everyone had hunkered down, both in their personal and work lives.

But as the winter of 2021 rolled into spring, change was in the air. A successful vaccination program gave new hope. And the prolonged period of forced introspection made many question their employment situation.


Daily we are growing in understanding how to best navigate what we face as we determine how to emerge from our pandemic encounter. It is up to you and you alone to find your space, determine your level of comfortability, and walk into your new life. As we learn to lean and depend on others while learning to rely on ourselves, we grow by leaps and bounds. The goal is not to find this challenge overwhelming! When we do, we become paralyzed by fear and the unfamiliar. As we move forward in 2022, a little bit of angst gives us flashbacks of the uncertainty that plagued the start of 2020. Let me encourage you amid your near panic attack to hold on to your faith or clutch your pearls, or swing for the fences. Whatever you do, don’t give up; recalibrate!

Lead Remotely and Effectively with Emotional Intelligence

By: Sylvia Baffour, Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author of I Dare You to Care.
2022 Fourth Quarter CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert

It’s no secret that more and more people are working remotely, and this is not just a passing trend. In fact, an Upwork survey reveals that 1 in 4 Americans will be working remotely by the end of 2021. They also predict that 36.2 million people will be working remotely by 2025, an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels.

Think Your Virtual Organization is Immune to Zoom Fatigue? Think Again!

It’s easy for those of us working in virtual organizations to snicker at the idea of “Zoom Fatigue” and virtual meeting burnout. After all, this virtual communication environment is old hat to many of us! We were Zooming long before COVID was even a whisper on the horizon!

How to Use Knowledge Management Practices to Support Workforce Retention

With the Great Resignation upon us, those in the workforce who are not resigning but who can choose where to work may opt to work remotely rather than commuting regularly to an office.

Technology Evolves. We Should, Too.

<p>I was exactly fifteen and a half to the day when my great grandmother turned 100 years old. My parents gave her a cassette tape recorder/player as a birthday present. They thought she could use it to listen to music, Sunday sermons, and perhaps even record memories of her incredible life to serve as a family resource for generations to come. They were not prepared for her reaction: she was at first confused by the device — my father had to explain what it was and how it worked. Nana was gracious, yet firm in her response — she was not at all interested in this new technology and was not planning to learn about it. She handed it back to my dad and said, “Thank you for thinking of me, but this is your world now, dear.”</p>

Managing Up: A Path to Professional Learning

The early years in the classroom can be a daunting experience for novice teachers. Nieto (2018) recounted her struggles as a first-year teacher and the challenges of other classroom teachers who persisted despite the difficulty. Too often, novice teachers have few opportunities to participate in meaningful professional learning experiences to improve their practice. Having a licensed educator in a classroom is not enough to ensure sustainable growth for teachers and students. Well-intentioned school leaders succumb to competing priorities (Kim et al, 2019), which often overshadow the professional learning needs of new and experienced educators.