5 Funny Videos To Use in Your RA Training Presentations

RA Training and residence hall opening is upon us and I wanted to share some videos I’ve used in training presentations that I think you might want to use too.  There are a lot of AMAZINGLY talented folks out there who have put together some great videos, but it’s hard to find the ones that are high quality and hit the right messages in the right ways.  Of course, almost any video can be used if processed in the right way–even if some of the messages are problematic.  Here are 5 videos I… Read More

3 Real Takeaways from Hulu’s Fake Peek Into Residence Life [REBLOG]

Originally posted on Amma Marfo:
“Our lives could be a TV show.” IMAGE CREDIT: Doug Hyun I can’t tell you how often I hear that remark from people at the office- and have heard it, regardless of where I’ve worked. Those pleas get answered in the most seemingly random of ways; It would appear that enough current and former RAs have verbalized this need that we received Resident Advisors, which premiered on Hulu this past Thursday. In the interest of full disclosure, I am still warming to the humor. I’m working hard to…

20 Memes to Get You Through Residence Hall Closing #ResLife

The following cross-post comes from the AMAZING, INCOMPARABLE Marci Walton.  Marci and I recently collaborated with Josie Ahlquist and Renee Piquette Dowdy in presenting a session at the 2015 NASPA convention on blogging in higher education in student affairs.  She’s great people.  Follow Marci on twitter. Originally posted at MarciWalton.com: Closing is upon us. The time of year when you go cross-eyed from paperwork, wonder if your student staff have been listening to you whatsoever, and brace yourself for nasty rooms. Any time you try to get thousands of people to do… Read More

Dear RAs, I want you to STOP PROGRAMMING!

It’s time to move beyond the clichés and towards student learning centered work in our residence halls.  The residential curriculum model offers promise for conceptualizing some of our tired old practices.  It’s time for a curricular reboot!

If The Characters Of Downton Abbey Were RAs…