Month: April 2017

April 27, 2017 mevins.consulting No comments exist

The April 27, 2017 Scholarly Teacher Blog chronicles a journey toward online teaching and learning. Tracy Smith (Appalachian State University) describes her trepidation as she used what she had learned over many years of teaching in traditional classrooms and entered the world of hybrid and fully online teaching. As she notes in the post, she was not a willing participant at the beginning of the journey, but in the end she didn’t migrate her teaching to the online environment, she changed everything and grew as a teacher. Discussion questions are included with this blog post. These questions are provided at the end of each blog to stimulate conversations in department meetings, teaching seminar courses, or faculty development discussions.

April 13, 2017 mevins.consulting No comments exist

The April 13, 2017 Scholarly Teacher Blog challenges a common conception that those who are not talking in the class are introverts. In this blog, Todd Zakrajsek (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) notes 10 different reasons students may resist responding to questions or participating in group discussions and some considerations in helping students to feel more comfortable contributing in class. This blog also launches a new feature of the Scholarly Teacher Blog – discussion questions. These questions are provided at the end of each blog to stimulate conversations in department meetings, teaching seminar courses, or faculty development discussions.