Monday, April 1, 2024

Another Kind International Review: 99 Motivators for College Success

 Posted on Amazon in India

5.0 out of 5 staRelatable
 Reviewed in India on March 28, 2024
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I wish I could have read this book, “99 Motivators for College Success” when I was college student. Still, going through the book, I could easily relate to the insights given especially with regard to the transition from high school to college life. All in all, with three sections, Ninety Nine Motivators, Nine Takeaways, Nine Personal Goals, makes the path to college a lot easier. The book gives enough motivation to jot down a tip or a quote that reverberates with the reader. A must read for all young voyagers who are out to explore the world.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Very Kind Amazon International Reviews: 99 Motivators for College Success

 Maria Jonas

5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift of Wisdom for My College-Bound Son!
Reviewed in Germany on 21 March 2024
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As my son embarks on his college journey, I wanted to equip him with the tools and inspiration needed to thrive academically and personally. That's why I chose to gift him "99 Motivators for College Success" by Perry Binder J.D.

This book comes highly recommended, having been sent to rising high school seniors across the country by Randolph College through its Book Award Program. It's not just a collection of tips and quotes; it's a comprehensive guide to navigating the challenges and opportunities of college life.
Trusted Mumma
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air!
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2024
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As a former K-6 teacher, I was drawn to the fresh feel of the blurb of this book. Finding educators who love what they do, who desire to impart richness and plant seeds of possibility in their students (or total strangers) are always worth my time.
This book did not disappoint.
No, I won't be going to college (as I am Aussie who has had her fill of University degrees and formal study at this point) but the passion of the author, the bite sized pieces of wisdom, and the engaging story writing are just some of the reasons to read this book.
Yes, no doubt, college students will benefit from its down to earth advice, that dares to encourage dreaming BIG, taking measured risks and choosing things you love.
It's voices like these that we need more of these days, and I for one feel richer for having listened to this very entertaining writers voice.
It is a refreshingly different read, human, honest, raw, funny...and that is what makes it great!
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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Amazon #1 BEST SELLER in Educational Counseling: 99 Motivators for College Success

99 Motivators is doing very well in this Kindle category.

Each year from 2016-2022, 99 Motivators for College Success was sent to hundreds of rising high school seniors across the country by Randolph College (Virginia) through its Book Award Program.

In 99 Motivators, Perry Binder is one part professor, one part career mentor, and one part classroom cheerleader. His Motivators, insightful stories, and takeaways are presented in bite-sized tips and quotes on college success in class, in career choices, and in life. Most of the Motivators are serious, some are quirky, and they all have universal messages for college and high school students. In this book, Perry gives away all of his teaching secrets, including advice on how to study for multiple choice exams and how to write model essay exam answers.


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Amazon's #1 BEST SELLER in Teacher & Student Mentoring: Innovative College Teaching

Grateful that ICT is again Amazon's #1 BEST SELLER in Teacher & Student Mentoring (February & March 2024)

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Grateful for the Kind Reviews Left By Readers

One of the many kind reviews on Amazon:

Perry Binder's book, Innovative College Teaching, offers valuable insights into the application of AI in education. The conversational writing style makes the content easily readable, showcasing the potential of AI in the classroom. The book provides guidance on implementing technology, designing inclusive learning settings, and delivering engaging classes. Binder's commitment to teaching and his humorous, educational writing style make it a must-read especially for education professionals.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Gratitude for People You Work With

"I live by two words: tenancity and gratitude." —Henry Winkler

From time to time, I reflect on my law and teaching career, looking to capture my sentiment in the moment in one word. Recently, I watched an interview with Henry Winkler as he discussed the ups and many downs of his acting career after the hit television show, Happy Days, ended in 1984. The word that stuck with me was that he was grateful for everything. Grateful. Work hard and be grateful. During the ups and the downs. Appreciate current and former colleagues, mentors and mentees, and all of the people you’ve met along the way.

I am grateful to the professors interviewed for my recent book. Unknown to them, they elevated my game as I edited their chapters. When students ask me about time management techniques, I tell them to be strategic and efficient with their time. To learn how and when to say no. But if I listened to my own advice, I likely would’ve passed on a great opportunity. As I was re-reading about the amazing work these Master Teachers are doing with their students, I was inspired to say yes.

This led me to take on the task of recruiting and coaching a team of three students to compete in a three-day international mediation competition hosted by a neighboring university. These students weren’t in my Consumer Law class, had zero exposure to mediation training, and went up against many students who were Conflict Resolution majors. They had five weeks to learn how to mediate a dispute and switch roles from mediator to advocate to client in mock mediation sessions. The same amount of training time that Rocky had to fight world champion, Apollo Creed. The students worked hard and performed admirably. They demonstrated skill, patience, empathy, and poise under pressure, and articulated reflective insights. (And if I’m permitted to beam proudly here, they reached the semi-finals with a collective mediator score ranking 5th in a 22-team field.)

Author Dan Millman wrote: “The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination.” I am grateful to the students who sacrificed their time during this adventure to learn and experience something new. In turn, these types of interactions facilitate my personal growth. All of which motivates me to seek out my next quest.

Please take a moment in your busy lives to express gratitude to the people you work with. Continuously. Even if (Especially if?) your workday sometimes feels like the movie, Groundhog Day.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Innovative College Teaching Key Takeaway from Perry Binder

Me: Make your classes interactive with activities solving real world problems. Encourage students to be confident in their fact-based opinions and continually challenge or “teach the teacher.” For example, in my Internet Law class, students know more than me about emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, crypto, and NFTs. While I can teach the legal limits of technology, it is the energy of students which carries this class, as they educate me. This shift in roles grew my skills as a college professor. Ultimately, I want my classes to not only be student-centered but life-centered as well.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Innovative College Teaching Key Takeaway from Master Teacher Laura Meyers

Laura E. Meyers: “Unlearn. We need to deconstruct what we know and consider how we learned this and who it favors. Unlearning is one way to reduce bias and, in turn, harm. Unlearning can lead to allyship (and more) which is beneficial to our students (and us) in ‘becoming’ educators. Aren’t we always growing and becoming?”