Our common thread and challenge…

Our common thread: You and I are both educators and want to pass on our knowledge to others. Our common challenge: How can we do this most effectively and efficiently? In other words, how can we reach the widest audience while ensuring each learner masters our intended outcomes? This site exists to help answer these questions….

In instructional oops: Trying to be the best teacher I can be

Guilty. Palmer, in The Courage to Teach (2019), clearly explains how objectivism impairs our ability to be the best teachers we can be. Our objectivism comes from the fear that our knowledge will be challenged by our students rending our knowledge obsolete, and therefore ourselves as teachers obsolete. We can understand the fear associated with…

My course change may not be big, but it’s small.

In my hybrid course this term I will focus on one small change which is to add a reference to clients and employers in my rubrics. Why? The classroom can be considered to be removed from the workplace, which is why my rubrics refer to how clients and employers would view students’ work and what…

A necessary need for change in teaching and learning

Reading Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots shook me up a little just like any good book should. The idea that technology, for the first time in history, is taking more jobs than it replaces. Typically, a new automation will shuffle workers into other positions, but those other positions are also being replaced by…