Experiential Education allows students to attempt challenges and face their fears.

Are Challenges Beneath You?

Teaching at a university certainly gives me interesting perspectives. Recently, as part of one of my classes in the recreation and parks major, we got to spend the day team-building and climbing. On our university campus, Peak Adventures Challenge Center offers a high-ropes course, open to students, staff and the public. Students are required to…

College students blow bubbles as an expression of spontaneous play in their Leisure Lifestyle development course.

Leisure is a State of Mind

Have you ever tried to define the word “leisure?” Does it manifest as a recreational activity, a wonderful cruise, or a spiritual experience in communing with nature? If you answered yes to any and all, you would be correct. The definition of leisure is as varied as there are people on planet Earth. The textbook…

Stingers Doors. Sacramento State University doors to gym. Hornets are the teams' mascot.

Stingers Up for Thursday Doors

As a “part-time professor” I get to enjoy the fresh air walking around campus at Sacramento State University. Now that I have discovered Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors feature, I actually look for doors to photograph! As I walked around campus during my last week of the Fall semester, I saw these doors that are near and…

Late-Summer-cone-flowers

Under Construction

If we were having coffee today, I would wish you a happy Labor Day weekend and toast the holiday with a nice Colombian medium roast. I can offer you a variety of teas if you prefer. Labor Day, observed as a national holiday on the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor…

College Notebooks

Education Page

While blogging, I have happily met several bloggers who are educators, whether they are elementary school teachers, middle school or high school teachers, university professors, or part-time lecturers like myself. We all have something in common: passion for teaching, mentoring and educating young people and adults. I created an education page for my blog. Please…