Tuesday, November 21, 2017

When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work


A sobering article, as we enter the Thanksgiving holiday.  These laws need changing in Georgia and other states.

19 states suspend people’s professional licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times.


Few people realize that the loans they take out to pay for their education could eventually derail their careers. But in 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses from residents who default on their educational debts. Another state, South Dakota, suspends driver’s licenses, making it nearly impossible for people to get to work.
As debt levels rise, creditors are taking increasingly tough actions to chase people who fall behind on student loans. Going after professional licenses stands out as especially punitive.
Firefighters, nurses, teachers, lawyers, massage therapists, barbers, psychologists and real estate brokers have all had their credentials suspended or revoked.
Click here to read NY Times article 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Illegally Funny" in the Classroom (Humor from the Archives)


I wrote this "Humor Me" column in Speaker magazine a while back. Enjoy!

Illegally Funny

I never dreamed of being a college professor. Does anybody? When my third-grade teacher asked us about our dream job, Molly said astronaut. Evan: actor. Perry: Obtain a terminal degree and lecture on legal morasses.

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Perry

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Speaking at College Panther Preview for High School Students (October 27)


One of my favorite activities - Giving high school students a taste of college, with a simulated "mock class" at GSU:


I. First Day of Class Simulation

Index Card for Book Giveaways:
Name:
Favorite Movie or TV Show dealing with LAW      

Syllabus Excerpt – Wormy Legal Disclaimer…
Any and all legal opinions or statements as to legal matters made by the Instructor are for class discussion purposes only, and are never to be taken as dispensing legal advice.  This includes any conversations with students, whether during or outside class time.

II. Social Media Law in the Workplace

Did you know:
The Federal Trade Commission permits employers to do a deep web search on job applicants, going back seven years
Employees have very little protection against getting fired for inappropriate posts, even if done off company time and on personal equipment

In Georgia, an “at will employee” may be fired for any reason, unless:
1-      A contract says otherwise
2-     union - collective bargaining agreement
          3-   company handbook
4 -  discrimination laws

Employees represent the company 24/7?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

First Year Experience College Keynote: 99 Motivators & Student Success




Shy Student & Book Giveaway / College is a Marathon Story / Welcome to College Moment / Social Media Advice / Test Taking Tips / Luck or Fate Story

Monday, October 2, 2017

Keynote: 99 Motivators for College Success (September 23)


Great time meeting students @ Gwinnett Tech, as we discussed 99 Motivators for College Success.

Upcoming Keynotes: Details forthcoming @Perry_Binder)
- GTNF
- Panther Preview

Topics Include:
- Harnessing FEAR + FOCUS + PASSION
- Motivators for Classroom Success
- Motivators for Career Success
- What to Expect from your Professors... and from Yourself

Sunday, September 3, 2017

10 Motivators for Professional Success


1. Don't let anyone crush your professional dreams. However, the riskier your dream, the better your backup plan must be. 

2. Live life with no regrets. Sometimes doing the “wrong" career thing may be the right thing for you. Just be prepared to deal with the consequences.


Continue reading 10 Motivators for Professional Success

Sunday, August 20, 2017

10 Classroom Tips for Your First College Semester


As a freshman, it is not only okay to have no idea what to major in, it’s also a sign of an open mind to the diverse menu that college has to offer. Hopefully, you are choosing courses which seem interesting to you rather than classes that parents or peers say you have to take immediately.

1. The first day of class is the most important session because it sets the tone for the semester. Rather than grabbing a syllabus, tuning out, and leaving, expect more from yourself that day. You have the power to stay in or drop the class, so intently gauge the course relevance, workload, and potential deliverables.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Upcoming Keynotes for College Freshmen #Classof2021 H.S. #Classof2017




Later this summer...

KEYNOTE:  
99 MOTIVATORS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

Perry’s interactive session teaches college and high school students how to succeed in the college classroom.  His unconventional tips and real world examples are included in his award-winning book, 99 Motivators for College Success.  In addition, Perry demonstrates how to use FEAR-FOCUS-PASSION as the fuel to drive your career decisions, through his own harrowing life events at ages 15 (Fear) and 21 (Focus), which clarified a career re-direction at 27. (Passion) 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

89-year-old teacher & guidance counselor retires after 64-year career


A beautiful story about a women who dedicated her life to high school students in Virginia.  Her students included NBA legend David Robinson.

Orlich, 89, officially retired last month after 67 years as a teacher and counselor, spending all but three of those years at Osbourn High and nearby Osbourn Park High in Prince William County. Students have laughed, smiled and cried within the walls of the windowless office she has occupied since the mid-1970s, bringing to the woman they knew affectionately as “Miss O” the myriad challenges of high school life: friendship drama, unstable home lives and academic difficulties.


Continue reading: After 64-year career, 89-year-old teacher & guidance counselor retires