I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot

Last week I announced that I will leave a non-tenure track faculty position to build my own consulting business, Bandwidth Strategies. The transition from faculty to freelance suits who I am and how I work. It signifies one of several ways in which I am working to let go of “what people do” to be…

Leading through Visualization

Two weeks ago, Bonnie Stewart invited me to speak to #Ed6170: a faculty summer course in educational leadership sponsored by the University of Prince Edward Island. Bonnie focused her curriculum around leading under complex and changing conditions, because (1) it’s relevant and 2) it’s challenging.  In a move that I find particularly admirable, she created…

I am officially MBTI certified

A couple of weeks ago, I met my former advisor at a campus coffee shop.  It had been a while since we had caught up and the conversation went as these things usually do. He updated me on his research plans and I told him all about my new job.  Things were going well and with…

Peer Coaching: The Basics

Last week I was responsible for introducing a faculty group to the concept of peer coaching.  Most in the room had heard of it but few had participated in any sort of formalized peer coaching experience and no one could define peer coaching or differentiate it from other forms of coaching, mentoring, or training. What is…

Connecting Learning to Leadership

My doctoral research  focused on the epistemology, practice, and evaluation of connected learning.  Connected learning emphasizes the power of making connections across contexts, disciplines, people, and time. By encouraging students to connect academic work to personal hobbies, passion projects, after school jobs, and community living, educators imply that those activities have educational value when framed and…