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How do you see yourself as a teacher?
In this exploratory workshop, you will have the chance to examine your ideas and assumptions about effective teaching. Molly Flanagan (Faculty Development) and Jenny Michael (Online Education) lead a discussion on a teacher’s possible roles in an online class and how those roles can shape students’ interactions and experiences.
(Workshop date: Spring 2012)
Teaching Philosophy Exercise
Please spend no more than 15 minutes (in both thinking and creating) on this task:
- Questions to consider: How do you understand the process of teaching? What is your role as a teacher?
- Your task is to produce an image or visual metaphor that illustrates your answer to these questions.
What Sort of Teacher Are You?
As an online instructor, you may play a variety of roles in your class, depending on your goals, your students’ needs, and the particular context (e.g., level of your students, demands of the subject matter, point in the semester, required or elective class, etc.)
Credits: Molly Flanagan (Faculty Development) & Bill Bankhead (Academy Resource Center)
All these teaching roles and practices can be appropriate and effective in an online class, but keep in mind that the role you assume can have a powerful effect on your students' learning experience.