Folks new to the college experience, whatever their age or pathway, are expecting teachers. The trouble is that teaching is a whole other profession, with a completely different educational profile,.
Despite the many social and demographic changes that have resulted in colleges and universities welcoming a wider variety of non-traditional students (from returning women to life-long learners) the biggest chunk.
“C is for competent; it’s good enough for me.” I sometimes sing this little parody of Sesame Street in my head. What this means to me is that, getting through.
If you have been teaching for at least a semester, you may have noticed that students don’t do the reading we assign them, shocker, I know. So what can we.
My friends often comment upon my penchant for organization, but I tell them, the reason I am organized is because I am extremely lazy. Investing the time up front frees.
This post is about thinking through and crafting your teaching philosophy. You may be in a discipline where this is a common practice, but even if you are an old.