Author Archives: Johnna Williams

December 31, 2010

December 31, 2009

It is always at this time of year we stop and reflect on what has occurred in our lives over the past 12 months. What have we accomplished? What would we have done differently? This is the time that we … Continue reading

Critical Thinking: Why?

September 1, 2009

Why is critical thinking necessary? According to Elder (2004) critical thinking “should be the guiding force behind any and all professional development”. As stated in my earlier blog about the subject (see Critical Thinking: What?), I expressed that critical thinking … Continue reading

Critical Thinking: What?

July 15, 2009

First let me preface by saying that this is a conversation that needs to occur with everyone interested in or actively pursuing an education. These conversations should be happening in public schools, at the undergraduate level, and in master’s and … Continue reading

Stress 101

May 1, 2009

As I sit in front of my computer, my mind completely goes blank and I cannot remember for the life of me what profound words I was going to capture. I do this throughout the day, too, as I talk … Continue reading

Developing a strategy

April 4, 2009

I think it is safe to say that everyone is feeling the current economic crunch, in one way or another. Many learners ask what is entailed with taking time off from their programs as they face job changes, moves, or … Continue reading