Pennsylvania Association for Developmental Education
We have a wonderful opportunity to control and shape our destiny. The Seven Habits’ principles work in all areas of our lives. Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People are not unique. Many of the world’s great religions and philosophies said them first, and maybe with even more eloquence. But I hope you can see how we can apply those principles to help us be more effective as educational leaders. We need to learn to reinvent ourselves as resources for the entire campus -- students and faculty alike -- in renewing the learning environment. Our institutions need for our centers and departments to expand our services to include academic enrichment for all students. I exhort you to find ways to make your existing departments more comprehensive in its services. The profession must continue the process of being main streamed into the academic life of college. Whatever the name for your center or department, become a more comprehensive learning center in service. I believe that is the bright future for our profession. Let us put “First things First” and begin today.
Arendale, D. R. (1999). Learning and teaching in the 21st century: Seven habits of highly effective developmental educators. In S. Lipsky (Ed.), Selected Proceedings of the 16th (1997) & 17th (1998) Annual Conferences of the Pennsylvania Association for Developmental Educators (pp. 10-19). Pittsburgh, PA: Community College of Allegheny County. Available online: ERIC database. (ED461337 and ED428632).
Arendale, David R..
Learning and teaching in the 21st century: Seven habits of highly effective developmental educators.
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