Monday, October 31, 2022

New Book: Classroom LIGHTBULBS for College Professors (January 2023)

 

The book will be out soon! 

Classroom LIGHTBULBS is packed with practical teaching tips and a simple method to reignite your passion for teaching.  In Part I, THE CLASSROOM, the author shares his unique and easy-to-replicate teaching techniques.  Part II demonstrates how to quickly get fired up to teach before walking into your class, through the LIGHTBULBS acronym and the author’s relatable stories from the classroom.  This book will energize new and seasoned college professors and curious teachers looking for fresh ideas for educating students. 


Saturday, September 10, 2022

Memories: Interviews with Student Newspaper as a Binghamton U Alum

 

In this article, I was promoting my book, 99 Motivators for College Success (2012)

BU grad writes book to help new college students

Promoting my book, Unlocking Your Rubber Room (2009)

BU alumni share tips on how to make it in the entertainment industry

(Photo - I'm third from the left)


Friday, July 8, 2022

Interactive Education & Law Training, 2022-2023

 


Interactive Education Programs for College and High School Students

I.    Being a Savvy Consumer
II.  Consumer Advocacy Skills
III. First Day of College - What's that Like?

Interactive Business Cases for Companies (In-Person or via Zoom)

I. Leading by Example to Foster a Positive Workplace Culture
A. Handling Employee Social Media Issues in and out of the Workplace
B. Ethics and Morale Building in the Workplace for Executives, Managers, or Employees
      C. Re-Sensitizing Employees to Harassment and Discrimination Issues

II. Internal Controls: Protecting the Company’s Assets
A. Contracts - What managers and supervisors need to know about contracts
B. Intellectual Property - All employees must guard the company’s valuable brand
C. Minimizing External Business Risks with an Effective Document Retention Program

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

First Day of Class - Access to Justice Exercise


We do this exercise on the first day of Consumer Law & Advocacy...

Introduction: Access to Justice 

Social Justice - "the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities." 

Criminal Justice - "laws, procedures, institutions, and policies at play before, during, and after the commission of a crime." 

Civil Justice - I define this as leveling the playing field for the little guy in civil disputes. 

I wrote the following paragraph on an actual case. Please read before class: I came across a story from July 2005 about West Virginia’s Marsh Fork Elementary School, which is situated 400 yards below a 2.8 billion gallon coal waste dam. 400 yards? 2.8 billion gallons?? With the kids breathing coal dust and chemicals from the coal silo which sits 150 feet away. The only reason this is making any news is that the grandfather of one of the elementary school kids sat on the West Virginia Capitol steps and refused to leave until the governor addressed these rather serious concerns. The guy was just a little curious why the Department of Environmental Protection approved a permit for an additional coal silo adjacent to the school. He was just wondering why in a school of 200 students, three kids and four teachers had died of cancer. And with 240 significant safety violations since 1991, why nothing was being done, like building another school. Away from the madness. 2.8 billion gallons. 2.8 billion. School’s not out. School’s gone! 

What would you do? Assume that you do not have the resources to move. (Reflect on the parallels with New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina, also in 2005). Break up into teams of three and discuss. Then we will re-group for a class discussion on this case and current cases in the news – e.g., Flint water crisis is back in the news

Monday, November 15, 2021

Just Published: Teaching Consumer Law & Advocacy Skills with a Judge Judy Team Project

 


In my effort to teach civil justice issues, I wrote 
Teaching Consumer Law & Advocacy Skills with a Judge Judy Team Project for the Midwest Law Journal.

Click here to read

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Honored to Receive the GSU Sparks Service Award

 

Many thanks to Marta White (Nominator) and Jenifer Shockley and Mhakai King for their video tributes!

The ceremony clip can be viewed here.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Fondly remembering Hank Aaron

I was honored to be a part of an award ceremony at Georgia State University, where Hank Aaron received our Legends Award.  He will be missed dearly.






Sunday, December 6, 2020

99 Motivators Website Hits 200,000 Unique Views in Time for the Holidays

 


Everyone - I want to wish you a happy holiday in this trying year.  I especially want to express my gratitude to readers of 99 Motivators this year and from years past.  Looking forward to getting back to in-person speaking engagements some time in 2021.

Perry

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Book Reviews: 99 Motivators for College Success

 


As an avid reader, I've enjoyed interacting with fellow readers on GoodReads.com.  In addition, this site has given me a great forum as an author to interact with readers of 99 Motivators for College Success.


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1- Sample GoodReads Reviews for 99 Motivators for College Success 

- Right now I am a high school student and I'm going to be taking a Law Studies class my Junior year and I think this book will be very useful.
- Received this book in a giveaway, but its advice is WAY more valuable than that might hint. The one that really sticks out (and could have saved me a lot of wasted time) is how you should choose a vocation (pays well!) versus an avocation (hobby; little or no pay!).
The book is divided into three sections: how to adjust to college, how to succeed in class, and how to properly apply your degree to your future career.  Of the career section, the best advice numbers came with the bureau of labor statistic inserts, allowing an influence and perspective into the quote or advice. In succeeding in class, the most helpful pages had advice on mentors and how to properly write an essay or take a multiple choice test. The Adjusting to college had a huge emphasis placed on making friends and overall enjoying life because that is what one should be doing at college.  Overall, it was a great book. Only problem is that I am now freaking out over my career prospects. Oh well!

2- Sample Amazon Reviews 
- I have enjoyed reading this book. It was quite helpful in getting me motivated for the right reasons. I would definitely recommend it for other college students.
- Fantastic book and a quick read. Perry is a motivating professor; which is carried forward into his writing. Purchase the book you will be satisfied.
Perry Binder really knows how to make the apprehension that surrounds such a daunting period easy to overcome using his logical and common sense view points. Although this is a short read, the wisdom found between the covers provides insight for everyone and will keep you coming back as a source of inspiration and motivation for years to come. Having been fortunate enough to experience his teaching first hand, I know these motivators are based on real world experiences that he has gained as a practicing attorney and professor. His gift is his ability to break down complex issues into their simplest common denominators so they can be easily analyzed and resolved. Perry is able to provide thoughtful insight to the seemingly obvious or create that "aha" moment that the reader will find humorous and enlightening. As with all of Professor Binder's books, the reader will discover that the truth will set you free and leave you with a smile on your face.


3- Perry's Former Students - Testimonials on Perry's Classes