Yvette Prior

About me

Educator, wife, mother, author, artist, yogi

I have been teaching on and off since the 1990s. I actually met my spouse teaching college level biology - he was an older stduent finishing up his degree and we met in his final semester. We married and I was able to stay home and raise my two sons - well - actually I still worked part time (on and off) and then I eventually went back to school to earn my Master's and Ph.D. in Psychology. I recently got back into teaching Higher Ed and I am also working on authoring my fourth book.

Staying home with the boys was a bit of a career detour and I have had other setbacks, but I have come to embrace my life journey (by not comparing timelines or goals) and embracing all that comes my way. 

FERPA | New comment by Yvette Prior

I am also grateful for the privacy policies we follow - we have a come a long way with ethical procedures in many areas and protecting student's rights feels good!

Classroom Strategies | New comment by Yvette Prior

I agree, Barbara, the mix of strategies can keep us ALL fresh.  Ahhh - and prevemnts mundane - makes me glad to be alive at a time with so many options. 


Online teaching | New comment by Yvette Prior

I agree - :) 

Positive Feedback waters the soul.... | New blog by Yvette Prior

I wanted to remind everyone that people always soak up positive feedback - but all the more in the learning environment - and then all the more in the online setting where vulnerable students are ofte...

First day of class | New comment by Yvette Prior

This was very informative and it soiunds like you have found what works for you. 

After taking some of the training modules I got the idea to use namecards on the desks (there was a mo...

Keep the student engaged | New comment by Yvette Prior

I agree - and we can also make their lives richer through the engagement.  Humans have a need to learn, share and grow - and when we set them up to share (in reasonable amounts and in safe ways...

Stimulation | New comment by Yvette Prior

I enjoyed reading some of the tips here.  Sometimes what I htink has helped with discussion posts is to ask something fun and personal while they also relfect on course material. For example,...

Active Learning | New comment by Yvette Prior

I agree with Karen's suggestions too - and for stduent engagement - don't forget to go backand review the previous module (EL 102) where specifics were offered for different learning styles, which...

ED104 Class Management Strategies | New comment by Yvette Prior

This was such a helpful comment because it reminds us that people will soemtimes miss the beauty of a lively teacher - and it sounds like you were engaged and making content come alive.  I also...

Let's learn to Listen Better and Better | New blog by Yvette Prior

In the module, this –Henry David Thoreau quote was shared: The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer."   I loved ...