Blog of Tips, Tricks & Resources from New Horizons Central

Critical Thinkers are ‘COACHES’! Seven Characteristics of the Strongest Critical Thinkers | CLD Corner with Jason Pugh

What if I told you that there are seven characteristics that the strongest critical thinkers possess? Let me introduce you to COACHES.

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Each of these characteristics allows us to stay calm and apply various strategies when making important decisions.

Making More Meaningful Meetings | CLD Corner with Jason Pugh

One big question I have received since the online transition has been “How can I make my meetings more purposeful?”

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One big question I have received since the online transition has been “How can I make my meetings more purposeful?” I get statements like “I can’t get my team to engage” and “I can’t seem to demonstrate meaning behind the meeting.” I would be happy to help! There are two strategies I use to better engage participants in my meetings: IEEI and The 6 P’s.

Being Your Own Hype-Person | CLD Corner with Jason Pugh

Even after nearly a decade and a half of teaching, training, and leading, I still get nervous on new encounters. Crazy right? The fact is this: It happens to the best of us.

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The best trick I have ever learned is to Be Your Own Hype-Person.

This revolves around having positive self-talk and finding the strengths in the way you deliver. It seems simple, but when fear comes our way, we begin to protect ourselves and find any negative out there. Positive self-talk allows you to be assertive with the person who needs it the most in those tough situations: You.

CLD Corner: Developing a Better Online Presence

Virtual Remote Environments: Tips, Tricks & Signals

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With the recent transitions in shifting to a more virtual work environment, it is imperative to show that you have as strong of an online presence as you do a face-to-face presence. All too often, we run into issues with our “home office setup,” and we need to better understand what signals we are providing the people we are conversing with. 

CLD Corner: The Four Levels of Conversation

CLD Corner with Dr. Jason Pugh

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With a Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership from Robert Morris University, Dr. Jason Pugh re-joined the New Horizons team with over 12 years of teaching, training, and educational development experience. 

Jason has a wealth of knowledge with conducting synchronous and asynchronous trainings and developing course materials for both live and online training sessions. He has been a training manager and an instructional coach for the last 3 ½ years, developing teachers and trainers to be successful in their endeavors. 


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