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Want to Be An Inspiring Teacher? Answer This Question: Why Do You Teach?

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA Your work as an adjunct instructor – do you remember how it all began? What initially inspired you to teach? Do you still feel the same today? If you have been teaching for any length of time you probably have a familiar routine established. You understand what’s expected [...]

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Should Online Students Get to Choose Their Instructor(s)?

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA When students enroll in online classes, they often do not get to choose their instructors for and may not find out who the instructor for a particular class will be until the class starts. The question to consider is whether or not it would be of benefit for [...]

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What Does Your Online Image Say About You?

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA As an online instructor do you consider the virtual or perceptual image you have established with your students? Do you consider the image you portray and how this image is developed throughout the course? If so, how do you manage your image? An online instructor is represented with [...]

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Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners

Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA The phrase self-directed learning is associated with the adult education theory of andragogy, which makes a distinction between teaching adults and children. A child needs to be taught how to learn and adults need guidance with what to learn. Self-directed learning further indicates that an adult student wants [...]

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A Hybrid Instructional Approach that Facilitates Learning

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA Do you have an option to utilize an online classroom shell? Many institutions are offering adjunct instructors an ability to implement this feature. Some adjuncts believe that it is an effective method of supplementing their traditional classroom and others find that it is either too time consuming or [...]

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Effective Classroom Evaluations are Purpose Driven

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA Have you considered the effectiveness of your classroom evaluations? Most evaluations involve a formalized process of testing or examination and are built into the process of traditional learning. An adjunct will deliver a classroom lecture; utilize written assignments and schedule tests and/or examinations throughout the course.  Evaluations are [...]

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Meet Maslow: He Can Help With Student Motivation. Big Time.

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA Student motivation is often addressed and explained by internal and external factors that are specific to every individual student. For example, some students may be motivated by an internal, perceived sense of accomplishment in the class while others experience external motivation because of what they can accomplish in [...]

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The Mentor is In: Developing a Lecture that Matters to Your Students

Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA A classroom lecture can be stimulating and interesting or it can be dry and boring. A lecture is expected for the traditional classroom environment and adapted as a strategy in the online environment through weekly postings that include overviews, summaries, informational postings, and announcements. Students develop a perception [...]

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Student Evals: How To Understand What Students Are Telling You

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA When you receive the results of student evaluations after your course has concluded, do you read the results? If so, do you reflect upon what they’ve written and what this means for your facilitation practice? If not, is it due to a lack of time or do you [...]

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The Mentor Is In: At All Times, Be Consistent In the Classroom

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Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA What does consistency mean to you or your work as an adjunct instructor? Is this a measurable quality that should be considered or is it in action state that you can occasionally monitor? These questions can be addressed from the perspective of your students and their experience in [...]

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