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Self-Efficacy Theory: Sometimes it really is all in your head

Self-Efficacy Theory: Sometimes it really is all in your head by: Kaelyn Schulz When you’re up late, grinding out an impossible task, convinced you’re in over your head, cliches like “mind over matter,” “believe it and you’ll achieve it,” “you can accomplish anything you put your mind to” aren’t generally helpful. Well, those phrases may seem trite, but they’re also

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Situated Cognition: “Busy Hands, Busy Minds”

Situated Cognition: “Busy Hands, Busy Minds” By: Nicole M. Hardy, Guest Student Author Does hands-on learning increase student understanding? Research has proven that students who are taught using hands-on teaching methods outperform those who do not. Hands-on learning is an instructive method that allows the learner to vigorously engage in activities in order to learn about them. In essence, it

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If ‘All the world’s a stage,” Don’t Leave Home Without Your Script.

If “All the world’s a stage,” Don’t Leave Home Without Your Script Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. Imagine that you are meeting a friend for lunch at a restaurant that you have not eaten at before. You arrive first, five minutes before the agreed-upon time. You stand near the entrance, next to a sign reading:  “Please wait to be seated.” Soon, a

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Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups

Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups Vincent L. Cyboran, Ed.D.   Finally finishing your master’s degree brings with it several emotions, including much-deserved pride and a sense of relief. You can finally enjoy your weekends again. You can devote more time to long-neglected hobbies and interests, or just do nothing; at least for a while. Your resume is updated to

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Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter Dr. Rayford Barner & Dr. Reginald Jackson If the recently published book Fire and Fury by author Michael Wolfe isn’t enough to convince you that your words matter, then we are not certain what will. As you listen to the conflicting accounts of what is written in Wolfe’s book between President Trump’s administration and the author, there

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Trump, Tax Reform, and Training

Dr. Rayford Barner & Dr. Reginald C. Jackson If jobs are purported to be one the main benefits to America from the Trump administration’s reformed tax plan, then employment prospects for training and development professionals should be plentiful. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act focuses on improving the lives of all Americans, primarily the middle class, by delivering more jobs,

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Congratulations Fall 2017 Graduates!

The following students earned their Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD) degrees: Jarvis Cook Thomas Ford Carrie Holder-Humphrey Maureen Kelly Jennifer Lau-Bon Lori Lum Michelle Martin Olga Polyakova My Linh Tran Sonia Villalpando Kim Waldvogel Melissa Wold We know they are going to do extremely well. Here’s a shot of some of the happy graduates just before the ceremony:

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