What The Work From Home Revolution Means For Higher EducationSeptember 18, 2020 [email protected]_84
It’s been six months since lockdown and domestic harmony is hanging by a thread because my kids can no longer agree on a movie. Six months ago, the list seemed endless. But after exhausting the Monty Python canon, Airplane, and Fletch, I led them astray with films they found too slow (Rushmore) or obscure (The Coca-Cola Kid) and lost all cinematic credibility. Now Leo and Zev want action movies or comedies while 11-year-old Hal insists on Muppets or anime. So our pandemic film festival is approaching a shabby final gala.
When he’s not reading comics or cracking corny jokes, Hal tends to focus on food. One boring Covid day he passed me a post-it note that read: “Brazil nuts bug me.” Why was he was thinking about Brazil nuts? His response: “Why are you not thinking about Brazil nuts?” Then there was the time we miraculously agreed to watch Top
Increased Use Of Tech In Higher Education During Covid-19 Exemplifies True GritSeptember 18, 2020 [email protected]_84
The business world teems with buzzwords. Buzzwords reach epic heights, then tragically die after rampant overuse. Grit is one word that ebbs and flows in popularity, but, by all appearances, has yet to be marked with the scarlet b and remains a respected word that signifies a propensity for success.
American psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth took the term grit to new heights in her 2013 TED Talk titled Grit: The power of passion and perseverance where she shared her five characteristics of grit.
At a time where opinions on today’s hybrid learning delivery methods are nothing short of loudly divided, beyond the hysteria our fall 2020 higher education experience exudes true grit of those on the education delivery front lines.
It is easy to show how Duckworth’s 5
Tennessee’s community health centers need stable fundingSeptember 18, 2020 [email protected]_84
The centers offer quality health, education, social and community services to all patients regardless of their financial situation.
- Teresa Dabney is CEO of Community Health of East Tennessee, serving Campbell and surrounding counties east of the Appalachian Mountains.
The economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic has left many Americans unable to afford medical insurance, large co-payments or deductibles. Fortunately, federally-funded community health centers provide a safety net for those unable to pay medical costs. The centers offer quality health, education, social and community services to all patients regardless of their financial situation and often exist as the only primary-care option in remote areas. Services they provide, such as sliding-scale payment plans, one-on-one assistance with free prescription drug programs, food banks and clothing closets, help families facing hard times.
Community health centers serve 30