JUST RELEASED!  To order  Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island go to either Amazon ( for print and Kindle version), CreateSpace, Barnes and Noble, or Books-a-Million.

A few of the pre-release reviewer comments:

  • I think it’s brilliant. I often feel like I’m on an island as a professor. I wish I’d had something like this when I first started teaching over 20 years ago…The scenarios really help get the reader into the discussion and prepared to think about the issue at hand.
    Ashli Archer, Professor (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
  • This is a fantastic project and the book will be a welcome resource! I certainly can think of ways to incorporate it into the work our office does here!
    Todd Stanislav, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (Ferris State University)
  • Wow, you are covering some controversial topics! This book is going to be different and invaluable!
    Pam Ranallo, Co-Owner (Innovative Educators)

book choices

 blank Choices for College Success (3rd edition) Pearson Education, 2015 emphasizes the power of personal choice and responsibility to help students maximize their talents and minimize their anxiety by building successful habits. Choices for College Success demonstrates how organized action and critical thinking will help students achieve academic success, create a healthy and balanced life, and realize their dreams. For more information go to Pearson, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.


 blank The 3rd edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? (Pearson Education, 2013) has a critical thinking theme in each chapter.   You can find more information on this book at Pearson Education, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.



Engaging Activities for Motivation

Infuse student success into any program with the “Engaging Activities for…” Series. Written and compiled by National Student Success Institute ( NSSI ® ) co-founders Amy Baldwin, Steve Piscitelli, and Robert Sherfield, the material is sure to connect, support, and empower educators in the Two-Year, Technical, and Career Colleges. These booklets contain strategies, procedural information, and activities that you can use with your students immediately. If you like this NSSI® Booklet on Engaging Activities for Motivation, you will love the series: Academic Success, Retention, Understanding the Culture of College, Critical Thinking, and Motivation.
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