Sneaky Assignments

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean   When I taught American Government at DeVry — yes, that happened — a dispiriting number of students took the class under duress.  It fit their schedule and checked a box.  After getting over the shock of that, I realized that it was up to me to win them […]

Gracie Barra Black Belt Motivation

The path to black belt in jiu-jitsu is a long one (some say average training time of 10 years or more) and involves overcoming many obstacles, training injuries, frustrating plateaus and periods where just getting to the Gracie Barra school for class seems like an effort. In these times we need motivation. We need the […]