Use this year’s lessons to improve next year: Free webinar!

FYI, folks… the end of the academic year will be here before you know it. We will all want to sprint toward the beach, the bookstore and/or the bars, but how are you planning to use the aftermath of the year to your advantage for a better next year?

I’m not sure, either: that’s why I’m going to check out “Effective Strategies To Help Faculty Achieve New Semester Goals & Improve Their Teaching“, a free webinar from Innovative Educators (who, while a source of expensive paid webinars, has generous offerings of free resources to check out!).  It’s on Friday, April 11 at 2:00 PM CDT.

Check out the description after the jump!


Do you have big plans for next semester? Like New Year’s resolutions, plans for changes and improvements faculty want to make in a new semester are often discarded, ignored, or rationalized away. Unfortunately, big intentions plus minimal action equals unachieved goals. Perhaps you know people who have started with a list of goals only to lose heart and revert to old habits. They had hoped to improve one or more areas of their classrooms—and did not.

Very simply, hoping to do better next semester is futile. It might make you feel good—but hope is not a strategy. Goal “setting” is easy. Goal “achieving” is much more difficult. Intention without implementation creates futility.

Why can’t well-meaning people break their bad habits and start the life-renewing habits they say they desperately desire? Well, the challenge starts long before implementation. It lies within the preparation. First prepare and then act on that preparation.

The time to get ready for the new semester is now. This webinar will examine effective strategies to help you focus on where you have been this semester and what you want to become in the coming semester. You will examine preparation strategies that will help you identify (and celebrate!) what has worked, as well as where you may have fallen short of your talents, skills, and desires.

Do you make excuses that derail your progress? We will examine strategies to help you regain control of your life—and banish excuses. You will discover the core values that drive you each day and the critical people in your life who can help you reach your goals.

You will learn what separates the motivated from the unmotivated. You may have heard the cliché of “coulda-shoulda-woulda.” The words typically reflect missed opportunities. Their intersection is best summed up with “I didn’t!” You will leave this webinar with simple tools to help you turn your intentions into desired outcomes; to help you make next semester your most powerful ever! If you can achieve this for your life, think of the power your modeling will have for your students.

This webinar will introduce STRATEGIES that will help you:

  • Effectively review your activities and goals over the past academic year
  • Identify what you need to become in order to reach your goals
  • Assess values and actions
  • Begin to design your goals to purposefully move your life forward
  • Distinguish between intentional and accidental growth
  • Understand the reasons behind broken resolution and unfulfilled dreams
  • Use your own RSS (Real Simple Steps) model for goal achieving
  • Understand the anatomy of motivation to achieve a goal
  • Review strategies to overcome motivational barriers
Who should attend?
  • Faculty (full and part-time)
  • Department Chairs
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Education Majors


Steve Piscitelli has dedicated himself to the processes of teaching and learning for more than three decades. An award-winning teacher, he has taught students of varying abilities and levels, from middle school through the university level. Currently, Steve is a tenured professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Steve earned degrees from Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, and the University of Florida. In addition to his ninth book, Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? 3rd edition (Pearson Education, 2013), Pearson Education published Choices for College Success (3rd ed.), Steve has also written, recorded, and produced two music CDs. He uses the music with his in-person programs and with his students in class. He writes a weekly blog (now in its fourth year) and has a YouTube Channel with more than 25,000 views. His nationally known workshops combine interaction, practicality, music, and humor to connect participants with practical strategies. More information is available at Steve lives with his wife, Laurie, and canine companion, Buddy, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.


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