Monday, November 15, 2021 (Day 318)
Relaxing Music for the week: The Wisdom of Kindness: Liquid Mind (10:34) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2SX_skp9ZU
Question: What is the number one problem you would like to solve in the world?
Answer: In my “What Could I Do With My Life” course this semester, here what I wrote for my Problem to Solve One-Liner:
“Most educators don’t know how to help students answer the question, “What should I do with my life?” By providing a Training Program using the Life Design Catalyst curriculum, I help these educators learn the tools and activities to implement specific strategies to help students develop clear academic, career, and life plans that lead to happy, successful, and purpose-driven lives.”
I could also apply this to students; however, I know in my heart that I want to work with older (non-traditional) students and adults at a crossroads in life, because I think they would find more value in Life Design Catalyst work than most 18-21 year old students. I do know that some of those students get it, but I just have no interest in working with them any more – at least not to the same extent that I’ve been working with them in the past. Imagine that the past few Fall Semesters, I’ve taught between 8 and 10 sections of this course. And I always seem to be in this state of mind where I don’t want to work with this population any more, but I also believe that most, if not all, of the students need to have the information. In fact, who doesn’t need clarity about who they are, who they want to be, and what they’re here to do? And if there’s one person that needs to do this, it’s me.
Speaking of college, here’s an interesting take on college degrees:
- The College Degree Is in Shambles – https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-college-degree-is-in-shambles (here’s the pdf is you don’t have access: The College Degree Is in Shambles, 11-5-21)
One of the things I’ve been REALLY disturbed about is how some colleges exist, even though they have six-year graduation rates under 50% – and some under 40%! To think about it, less that half the students who attend particular institutions in this country have less than a 50% chance of graduating from college. And we know this BEFORE they start! And people still borrow lots and lots of money for less than a 50% chance to finish. Does anyone see a problem with this? Which is why Life Design Catalyst work should be done BEFORE college – or, at the latest, during the first semester of college. That’s a lot of money to spend to explore, don’t you think?