What can parents do to help their kids be more resilient? Jed Doherty interviews Joanie Connell on the We Choose Respect Podcast.
The Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions report offers several recommendations to reshape the college admissions process to promote greater ethical engagement among aspiring students, reduce excessive achievement pressure, and level the playing field for economically disadvantaged students. The Harvard Graduate School of Education led the collaborative effort and over 80 key stakeholders in college admissions endorsed the recommendations.
A key theme in the report is that the pressure to get into college has led students and parents to “game” the community service element of the admissions process and ignore its true purpose—to be aware of and help those who need it. The community service “war games” have driven applicants to try to outdo each other by engaging in expensive, high profile, exotic endeavors that are brief and meaningless to them, just to get noticed by college admissions. Continue reading No More “Gaming” Community Service
On March 16, 2016, the San Diego Connected Women of Influence organization recognized influential women of San Diego. Joanie Connell was nominated for one of the awards. She was also asked to appear on their radio show on Friday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. PDT. Tune in then to hear more about what it was like to be nominated.
“Dr. Connell shares different perspectives of how to approach the generation gap with colleagues. Also, how to dispel and replace negative perceptions with empowering solutions that help people achieve their highest potential in all stages of life.”
Listen to the interview.
I’ve been interviewed on several “how to find your dream career” podcasts lately and thought I’d share the advice I keep giving on these shows.
Yes, of course, it’s good to find a career that aligns with your interests, but that won’t ensure satisfaction. A statistics professor once told me how miserable he was in his career. He loved statistics but disliked being a professor. He was an extreme introvert who was dreadfully uncomfortable lecturing and interacting with students. He had felt he should become a professor to be a respectable professional. Continue reading Job Fit Can Make Your Dream Come True