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Education SUPPORTS Training

11 Dec

One of the things I wish more college professors focused on  was explaining WHY classes are important.

I have found that my students repeat the same idea:  they expect their jobs to prepare them for their work. They believe that when they start a job, the company will give them training and experience. They will start on the bottom and, as they are trained, work their way up. They end up going to college to get the paper with no interest in actually learning. They feel like they will just get the same material in career training later.

And to an extent this is true. Most companies are willing to offer and may require training after hiring you.  But companies do not want to spend time & $$ training a college graduate in information they were expected to learn in college. If I am going to educate you myself, why would I pay for a more expensive college graduate?  If you say that you have a BA in Finance, companies expect you to at least know what stocks, bonds, derivatives, stockholders, etc. are and how they work.  I may train you in how my company does it specifically, but I expect you to know the general theory and vocabulary BEFORE training.  I pay a college graduate more because I have to train them LESS. College is to give you the foundations so that the company can train you QUICKLY in the specifics and then you hit the ground running. 

How to Pass an Exam

8 Dec

Student: Teacher! I did it! Every time I read a question, I thought “What was the big point?” And if it was 100% true, I chose it! Even if there was another that maybe was true!

Me: Yayayayayayayayayayay!!!!!!

**My “A” students have had a difficult time with this. They over-think themselves into exceptions and assume there is a trick. “well. . . but, but, but! It COULD have been diseconomies of scale if the moon was on the left and the sun came up in the west and it was exactly 4pm and the revenue was 0!” We had a very long discussion at review that I do NOT try to trick people. I need EVERYONE to pass! 🤣😄 There is ALWAYS an exception, so focus on the main idea. Finally, one of them got it! Hooray!

#Scrabble Game Night!

14 Nov

Scrabble night at the #university!  The #Chinese students first time ever – we hosted a big #competition! 😃 They had a ton of fun – one group earned 38 points in a turn!

#BacktoSchool

10 Oct

This is what happens when there is an 8-day Holiday and then you are the teacher for the 8:00am morning class😜  Break time – they start to crash!

#Teacher Humor ~ Why my darlings, Why?!?

19 Jun

Student 👦attends a sum total of 9/22 classes 💻for the semester — not including the last class where we discussed the exam📚. Sends me an urgent email📧, “But Teacher, we have many questions before the test.” . . . . . .

Me 👩 💢 (in my mind. . .) “I don’t think you need to worry about that”.🙄
My actual answer 👩 (😣)”. . . . . I distinctly remember 🤔telling you not to miss any more classes📓 this semester — you missed 🏝three in a row. We discussed the test last class, but you skipped it💤😴.”
Student 👦: “Oh yes teacher. I know!”

Me. . . . SMH🙃😑

The Robot Life – Human Style

8 Jan

We are raising today’s children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests.
**Darell Hammond

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US Ambassador to China visits Our University!

20 Sep

Gilbert Law Summaries List

23 Apr

Hello! This is for the Law Students/Lawyers who read my stuff 🙂

I have recently discovered that I couldn’t find a good list of Gilbert Law Summaries that are available.  Although most of them are available on Amazon, there are so many new, used, and duplicate names that it is hard to find out what is actually there. However, there isn’t a publisher website to locate or a list I could find elsewhere. So I put my own together!

I have listed them alphabetically here as closely as possible.  There actually aren’t as many as I thought; however, some differ from Emanuel and cover up those holes.  Hope this helps someone else!

FIND THE LIST HERE

 

 

2015 Law School Rankings

11 Mar

The Rankings are out! 

US News & World Report has released it’s official list of the US Law Schools ranked in order.  . . Iowa made it out at #27 — a few spots lower than when I entered.  In-State Tuition is $28,047; while Out-Of-State tuition is $49,025.  There are currently 411 students at the school–I was one of those 411!  😛 I made it into a statistic.

All I care about though is that we made it out on top of Fordham.  I studied over the summer with those students, and got a ton of sh** about how “UIowa” was just less than and that I would never be able to work outside of the Mid-West.  Honest to God, one girl looked at me snidely in front of our internship boss (Samsung Head of Department) at a fish dinner and comments, “Well, you’re from like Iowa. . . . I mean, you probably don’t know what a lobster is.  You all eat like raccoon, right?  Lobster is this kind of fish from the sea.”  I kid you not. . . . I just about smacked her.   Anyway, YAY! we beat them in the rankings!

 

 

Law Diploma’s in Folks!

8 Feb

DSC00186I’m so excited!  Dedicating this Law School Diploma to my mom; she got me through it all thick and thin.  Studying Sparknotes, highlighting Emanuel’s, combing through flash cards, and encouraging caffeine drinks.  When I was panicking the night before exams, she was there with cram food and cheerful words. When I got the chance to study abroad, she sent me off with hugs, kisses, and buttloads of prayers. When I needed support, she showed up with her fighting shirt on.  Without her, this wouldn’t have been possible. I love you mom!

 

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