JIU Blog

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Shannon Mahiai is a special education teacher and is currently studying to obtain her EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership at JIU. Shannon feels the educational internship courses at JIU have been instrumental in helping her move forward with her career. Through these courses she has been able to participate in numerous academic committees. "JIU has supported my endeavors and offered suggestions on ways to enhance my internship experience to prepare me to move into educational administration."

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

Creativity is a very important attribute when approaching school, work, and home-life.  Your ability to look at things in a new way, approach subjects with fresh energy, or share imaginative experiences with your family can greatly impact your success and happiness in your education, career, and personal time.  The brain is an elaborate muscle and it needs exercise.  When you find your creative spark is dull,...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

This time of year, the cold, snow, ice, and more snow feel endless. We’ve been cooped up indoors and are dreaming of warmer weather.  Cabin fever sets in.  Will spring ever come!? 

Instead of letting the winter blues get you down, think of this time stuck inside as an opportunity to get things done!  There are no temptations of backyard BBQ’s or sunny afternoons at...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

Did you know your academic career is pretty similar to a football game?  Think about it, you spend days, weeks, months, and years marching down the field in hopes of scoring a degree in a specific field, aka, your personal touchdown! Occasionally you may see some setbacks.  You put together a playbook comprised of passes, tricky maneuvers, and a running game to get you towards that end zone.  Sometimes you make...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

 

With the start of a New Year comes the opportunity to look back on the previous year and think of your areas of strength and areas where you can improve academically.  This is a time to reflect and also plan for the coming year and think how you can make it your best year yet. 

 

Begin by reflecting on 2014 and your academic performance during the past year.  Be honest!...

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