Activity Feed Discussions Blogs Bookmarks Files

Students with special accommodations should be made in the forward front of the course.  

Students with special accommodations should be made in the forward front of the course.  

One thing that I have learned is that communication is key in helping to motivate my students. Whether they are a great student who is engaged in the course or one who is struggling, when we communicate with our students that helps to motivate them in their engagement. I also feel that the more visible and active we are in our courses, that shows the students we are engaged and they want to engage more as well.


I have learned to review the course material by going through the class session myself first to better help the student be prepared for what to expect.

I have learned that as instructors, it is important that we realize that adults learn differently from children.  Adults have a plethora of experience that can be used as a valuable resource for learning.  They can be more motivated and more successful if they are learning about topics that apply to their life, that they want to learn, and have a say in the learning process.  The key for instructors is to be successful when teaching adults is to create a safe environment for the adult learner to share their viewpoints and opinions comfortably, and try to meet the student… >>>

How can we better reach students who, under all circumstances, never seem to want to engage in online learning?  How do we appeal to the 'YouTube' and 'TicTok' generation that wants a faster, more entertaining way of getting information that deem as useful?

I think this course pushes me to think about every assignment my students have in each course and evaluate it for effectiveness from an online engagement aspect.  Are we giving them just 'busy work' to fulfill a course requirement so they can just earn a grade and move on, or are these assignments including student engagement that is meaningful and leads to real and useful learning after graduation once in their field?

Comment on Edgar Sanabria's post: mismo

I am a work in progress.  Today, I took over a class for a comrade who went on vacation.  As you might have deducted from the the word start there was no preparation for what I got myself into.  Keeping it real and just saying.  I was on slippery ice with the students not knowing them or me.  They knew what to do in class but equipment and supplies were limited.  I wanted the students to be in there perspective groups of three but fate would have it otherwise.

I though it was a matter of participation but it finalized… >>>

I can think of multiple ways that I could use Twitter to enhance the classroom. Asking students to follow a Twitter account that I post course content and reminders to is one. Requiring students to post replies to a Twitter account that makes posts appropriate to course content is another.

End of Content

End of Content