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ERIC Number: EJ943987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Transformed by Disappointment
Hall, Karen E.
About Campus, v16 n3 p26-28 Jul-Aug 2011
American author Napoleon Hill stated that "with every disappointment, heartbreak, or failure, there exists an equal (usually greater) positive benefit." In this article, the author shares how weathering her own personal storms has helped her to guide her students to the learning opportunities inherent in their challenges. Her experience with the transformative power of disappointment has equipped her to help students learn and grow from their own setbacks. Being "good company" for the journey, as Marcia Baxter Magolda calls it, involves being present with students not just in the moment of the initial letdown but also in the processing of it. Meaningful learning can emerge from "all" situations students encounter--the joyful and the painful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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