Author Archives: Dana Forbes

Two Ways to Overcome your Fear of Writing

March 31, 2011

Do blank pages frighten you? Do you backspace more than write? Do you agonize over every word? Is beginning a first draft worse than a root canal? If you answered “yes” to one of these questions, you may fear writing. … Continue reading

Great Expectations: Twitter for the Scholar’s Toolbox

March 11, 2011

Twitter is a tool learners want to include in the “scholar’s toolbox.” The skillful use of Twitter increases networking with other scholars and helps develop writing skills.

Socrates on Leadership

October 30, 2009

Leadership is a “buzzword” in today’s business world. For instance, books, blogs, and seminars offer advice on how to acquire leadership skills to be a successful leader, despite the dearth of definition about “successful.” In addition, amassing skills in listening, … Continue reading

Dissolving Disappointment

September 18, 2009

Disappointment is ubiquitous. Learners are disappointed about shattered dreams, unmet expectations, lost employment opportunities, and much more. Likewise, learners may become disappointed about grades, academic probation, and many more academic disappointments can debilitate them from achieving their academic goals. But, … Continue reading

Relish Reading

August 20, 2009

Sitting down with your morning coffee or the beverage of your choice, you skim the headlines of the local newspaper, scoot through your RSS feeds, or rush through reading summaries of journal articles before you begin the day. Or, perhaps, … Continue reading