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Summer 2015

What's the Best Advice You've Ever Received?

What's the Best Advice You've Ever Received?TRUNG TRAN, ED.M.'14
Education is still a continuing experimentation.
Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt, Ed.M.'77, on Sesame Street, in one of his HT-500 lectures

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MARTY WEST
There's no such thing as good writing. Only good rewriting.
Apparently it is something [poet] Robert Graves said, but it was shared with me by my dissertation adviser, Paul Peterson.

TAYLOR DAWNE BROWN, ED.M.'14
The lines in a coloring book are just a suggestion.
My mom

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR EBONY BRIDWELL-MITCHELL
When you're uncertain about what choice to make, make the choice that gives you the most options in the next round of choosing.
My mom on so many different kinds of occasions I can recall

CLINT CALZINI, ED.M.'04
Do what is difficult.
Lecturer Lee Teitel

DIANA MARIAN, ED.M.'15
There is no such thing as "I can't," only "I won't." Make an effort.
My dad

RANDY FARMER, ED.M.'93
Set your goals high and work hard.
My high school art teacher, Dean Barber

ROB FRASER, MAIL ROOM MANAGER, ED SCHOOL
If you can't find the time to do it right the first time, how will you find the time to do it right the second time?
My boss from one of my first jobs

WILEY BLEVINS, ED.M.'90
Don't open your mouth about any topic unless you have a mountain of research to back you up.
Professor Jeanne Chall (I was very quiet in her class.)

DOUG CHANNELL, ED.M.'95
Go back to school and get your education.
One of my bosses after I had been out of college for a while

MELISSA PEEPLES FULLMORE, ED.M.'14
Never settle.
My dad

DENISE TIOSECO ROEHL, ED.M.'02
A glass may be half full or half empty. What matters is who's pouring it.
One of my fundraising prospects

MICHAEL SANDERS, ED.M.'14
You alone are enough.
Oprah Winfrey during her final show (I felt like she was speaking directly to me.)

KIM WEBSTER, ED.M.'13
If it scares you, then that probably means you need to try it.
My best friend Emma when I was trying to decide about a career change to school leadership