One of the most fascinating things to me about being human is our ability of making meaning out of lives, experiences, and phenomenon. We read meaning and story into the stars, the weather, animals, and the F on our Chemistry exam. From when I first woke up this morning, I have been at it… my […]
Motivation – Students, Leaders/Citizens
I have long been a fan of this talk of Dan Pink’s on RSA Animate about “The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc&w=560&h=315] One of the things he explores (7 minutes in) is “why do these people (those dedicating incredible time to wikipedia, linux, apache, and other collaborative/open source platforms), many of whom […]
“Connection Precedes Content”
“Connection precedes content.” This concept appears in author and community organizer Peter Block‘s article “From Leadership to Citizenship” and is one that I believe holds great power for us as students, leaders/citizens, and educators. In my day to day work with wonderful, passionate, student-leader-citizen-Hokies, I have often said that maybe the implications of “connection precedes […]
Welcome to my blog!
Thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Jake Grohs and I work at VT’s Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships. As part of my work at the center, I coordinate the SERVE Living-Learning Community and teach the associated sections of LDRS 1015-1016 Exploring Citizen Leadership. I am also a part-time graduate student in […]