Author Archives: Deb Weitzenkamp

Impact

This morning I received an email from Katie P. who is still working feverishly to help the counties pull together their materials for the Nebraska State Fair. And, while what I’m going to talk about wasn’t the intent of Katie’s … Continue reading

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Why?

I tend to read a lot of books…and well, right now, I’m reading “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. It’s the second time I’ve read this same book…but I am rereading it as it resonated with me last time, and … Continue reading

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COVID, Football and Extension

COVID, Football, and Extension sounds like I’m starting to tell some bad joke…but not really. I wanted to talk about a football analogy that would relate to our work in Extension. My work in Extension has a clearly defined mission. … Continue reading

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Communications!

Every once in a while something happens, and the memory of that something lasts for a very long time. And during the communication, and even in the aftermath of the communication, you could clearly see from everyone’s lens exactly what … Continue reading

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Isn’t that Obvious?

Like many people, I usually think that what I’m doing is obvious to everyone.  And then this happens! Recently my husband ordered wood blocks for our grandson…you know…adding something to the order to get free shipping.  He loved playing with … Continue reading

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Why Great Questions are Important!

With the current COVID situation, I moved a couple of my regular Extension programs online.  Yep, it didn’t take a lot of time to think about how the new environment would make teaching the course different, and dare I say, … Continue reading

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Podcast Suggestion: Cult of Pedagogy

Hello!  When I cut my commute time several years ago from 2 hours a day to literally just a few minutes, I sort of dropped my habit of voracious consumption of podcasts.  Now, I have to tell you that I … Continue reading

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Innovation In Pedagogy & Technology Symposium

Okay…so I’ve been going to this for years now!  Talked some of my best friends into going with me too!  I find this conference fascinating because, well, you learn lots of information about how our colleagues (UNL, UNK, UNO, UNMC) … Continue reading

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Programming in the Age of COVID-19

So, here we have been for a month!  I know that not all of you have been working from home for a full month, but we are getting close to that one month mark.  And, I know that some of … Continue reading

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What have you learned today: COVID forced Mindshifts

I know that many of you probably have spent countless hours trying to figure out how to do our work with our current COVID parameters….some with more success than others.  Here’s another strategy for you!  How about instead of pushing … Continue reading

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