Along with our learners being a diverse group, we as teachers also bring our own talents and preferences into the classroom.
To be effective instructors, we need to find ways to check in with our students. This feedback can guide us to being more efficient and providing a better experience for our students.
Four Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching
What I learned from this chapter of Brookfield's book is that we can't get too comfortable and need to adopt a constant feedback loop with our students in order to know that we are effective instructors.
A Safe Space To Learn
In such a cauldron of difference, there will be few standardized practices that help students across the board learn essential skills or knowledge. An approach that one student finds particularly useful or congenial may well be unsettling and confusing to the student sitting next to them. Stephen D. Brockfield
My Teaching Philosophy
I didn’t always realize it but throughout my life over many different careers, I have sought to share knowledge and teach others what I know.
What Do I Want To Be?
I don't remember what I wanted to be when I was a child. I don't think people focused on that very much when I grew up.
The Importance of Participation in Trades Education
In this paper, I want to explore what we can count as participation in trades education and how I want to navigate this difficult task.
Instructor Feedback Using Google Forms
Using electronic tools for formative assessment and instructor evaluation offers a lot of advantages in a time when we are teaching in an online or hybrid format already.
The Four Traps of Evaluation
To design authentic evaluation for both summative and formative assessments it is important not to fall into the “Four Traps of Evaluation”
Essential Skills in Trades Education
Trades education prepares learners to become productive, reliable and valued members of our workforce. Technical skills are at the core of the curriculum and are tested to pass the program. Without essential skills, our students will not be able to pass these exams.