You may have prepared and think you are ready for a good teaching experience. However, difficult students may catch you off guard and change all of that.
Is a good college instructor also a servant-leader? Perhaps. Servant-Leaders and Servant-Teachers have a lot in common.
What Every College Instructor Needs to Know
I want to share some advice for creating assignments and writing test questions based on the work of Benjamin Bloom, specifically Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Taxonomy is well known by many academics. However, unless you have studied education and teaching, you may not be familiar with it. Nevertheless, you should be!
Recently, I came across a website entitled TeacherVision®. It focuses on the needs of K-12 teachers, but there is quite a bit of information of value to college instructors. In fact, it has given me some ideas for future posts. This site includes useful information about Bloom’s Taxonomy. I recommend it to those of you who wish to learn more about Bloom’s Taxonomy basics without getting bogged down by the in-depth explanations one would encounter in a scholarly journal filled with highly academic jargon.
What should a college instructor do if students fail the first exam?
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Student grade appeals can be an unpleasant, time consuming annoyance. However, there are steps the wise college instructor can take to avoid them.
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Learn how to help students who fear math, especially summer college students.
When it comes to applying Habit #1 - Be Proative - adjuncts and new full-time faculty are at a distinct disadvantage. Through no fault of their own, they may not understand the scope of their power and authority.
To be truly effective as a teacher you must begin with the end in mind - the learning outcomes or learning objectives for your course. … The purpose of an instructor is to help students achieve the learning outcomes of the course. The metaphorical image of an instructor at sea in a boat without a rudder is applicable to those who are not driven by this purpose.