"I start off with trying to make sure the student knows someone is looking forward to seeing them." — Jana Young
How do you prepare to successfully kick off a new school year? Listen in on our first in a series of episodes where we answer some of your Dear Mentor questions.
Let me invite you into a special episode, our first in a series of episodes where we answer some of your Dear Mentor questions. First up: back to school rhythms. How do you get geared up for the semester? What habits get you in the mindset for an energizing start to the school year? Karen Hice Guzmán, director of Women Scholars and Professionals, sat down with three women faculty members — representing the fields of chemistry, music, and business — and recorded their best tips and wisdom to help you start your school year on the right foot.
Let me add a special note here for those of you who are not professionally aligned with a school schedule at this time of year — you are welcome, too! The ideas that emerge from these three conversations can be applied easily to a number of contexts, so we hope you listen in and glean the wisdom that connects with your life and work situation.
And one more thing: If you’re wondering what happened to "All Shall Be Well" and "Women in the Academy and Professions," there’s no need for concern! You’re in the right place — we’ve simply decided to change our name.
So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.
— Ann Boyd
Further resources for this interview:
- Here is an article about The Examen, a spiritual reflection process that can be used for a day or a school year or anything in between
- Here is an article about Journaling in the Round, another tool we like to share that supports reflection.
- Last year, we shared these thoughts about grading during the pandemic, many of which are still pertinent.
- You might also enjoy this interview with Carrie Bare, spiritual director and cheerleader for women scholars and professionals.
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