Design courses to pull out lesson content rather than push it in

I am taking a course now where we talk about the lesson content ahead of the two-week module, which resembles a lecture-style approach to teaching. The instructor gives an overview and offers activities on information that we may or may not be familiar with. In the synchronous sessions, I get a sense of what is … Continue reading Design courses to pull out lesson content rather than push it in

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