Reflecting on our kick-off classes

Starting a new semester is not be routine, it must be a reflective practice and an improvement upon previous semester kick-offs. What new go-to activities do you have for these new students? What modern technologies are they using to communicate and how does that new technology integrate into the way you want to communicate with … Continue reading Reflecting on our kick-off classes

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

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