It is critical for instructors to model professionalism to their students and all others with whom they work.  As role models for their professional area, instructors set the standard for the professional conduct that their students need to acquire. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 

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Soft Skills | New blog by William Porche

This is the the course I needed to learn the most. By improving my soft skills, I hope to improve my classroom Navigation and control.

Understanding Soft Kills | New blog by Jerome Trask

Comp;leting this course enhansed my understanding of the to  developing bwtter sof skills ib the teaching environment

My Initial Experiences | New blog by Valencia Williams

I have learned about all of the phases required for the Flipped Classroom.  Based on experience I already have, I would say that the major best practice would be preparing by having an idea in mi...

Professional Development | New blog by Glorimar Calderon

This course was helpful as it increased my knowledge of criticial interpersonal skills essentials for me to be an effective and successful instructor.  

Flipped classroom- how to grade students performance and knowledge | New discussion by Mary Dandrea

I consider, how might I transition to a flipped classroom form of instruction? It seems a bit daunting.  I would start with a lesson I currently teach that has poor results.  I will make cha...

Inquiring minds | New blog by Rita Shertick

Inquiring minds are life long learners, keep asking more questions, keep expanding knowledge. 

OB teacher | New blog by Rita Shertick

To apply OB theory, in the sim lab I create a delivery room and talk the students through each role. One student is the nurse midwife, one the circulating/delivery room nurse, another the nursery nurs...

Build 'em, Burn 'em, Build 'em: how to criticize subordinates/students | New blog by J Jones

Criticizm is hard to take. i've found the best method to dish it out involves the "build 'em, burn 'em, build 'em" method. First "Build 'em" up, ex: Looking at your term paper i found it refreshing ...

Moivational speeches | New comment by Mary Ibe

Having the student share their personal stories are goodidea to help them open dialog among peers. Thanks for sharing the idea.

learning from others | New discussion by Debra Marks

I always try to be open to other points of view.  I feel you can alway learn SOMETHING from everyone -students, personel, instructors. If I can learn one new thing a's a win. Having sa...