Nancy Schlossberg's theory of Mattering and Marginality has always been one of my favorite student development theories. This is partially due to the simplicity of it and partially because it (and her transition theory) are ones that I so easily and consistently apply to my own life. Schlossberg's theory outlines five aspects of mattering: attention; … Continue reading Belonging.
Last week was one of those weeks. You know, the kind of week when I said things like "I miss grad school, when things used to be simple and easy". Which must mean that I was delusional, because grad school was neither simple nor easy. I returned from the beautiful lull of a three day … Continue reading Helping.