Edward Simpson III

Edward Simpson III

About me


That extrinsic motivators can act as a bridge to intrinsic motivation. I will work to incorporate a few extrinsic motivators with the purpose of creating that bridge.

Enhanced security in relation to motivation can be essential to outcomes. I will work on providing and using more supportive responses and asking non threatening questions.

I plan to find ways to have the students create in classes such as pathology and kinesiology versus remembering.

Almost 20 years of teaching has taught me that you can always refresh what you do in the classroom.  Today, the RT102 training has helped remind me of making an impact during orientation and that first week of school.  It reminded me of being in front of the class on day one and setting the standard.  Our starts fall right into the flow of our calendar, there is no break to reset and that can lead to short-changing you new students because you are in "next" class mode. You are not thinking about it is a whole new ball game… >>>

I have learned that I tend to try to lead when I need to manage.  I believe this is the case for many others.  It maybe vice versa, managing instead of leading; however, you need to recognize what you do by taking a self-assessment.

This course made me look at my management and leadership styles.  I realized the importance of the celebrating successes, even the little ones.  So I am coming up with little ways to celebrate the achievements of the department, my instructors, and my students and to just to say thank you for the work put in.

In reviewing coursework I had completed, I looked back at this information and realized how I had incorporated the one very important lesson. I created a program for students to stay "connected" to the program when they were out for a term or two.  I realized that the information or workshops had to have relevancy to keep them coming to the campus when they had no other motivation.

Over time it has changed.  As a instructor in the health care field, specificaly massage therapy, now I see mostly Gen Y students. It used to be mostly female Gen X students but now a little more gender diversity amoungst the Gen Y students.  Most of the time I do not have a hard time relating.  However, most in my experience do not get my concerns and warnings about the potential negative impact of social media can have on their careers.

I understand and agree with the Attention = Retention. However, I know some schools (staff and faculty) worry about blurred lines between student and instructors and staff. How would you establish within the school community that it is okay for faculty and staff to have these kind of interactions. I work in an environment with few male students and my ATTENTION (a smile, a "How are you today?" or "Stop by so we discuss ....") can be misunderstood just as much or worse by faculty and staff than by the students.

As an instructor, I think it is important to connect with your students, so you can learn what their STRESSORS are. Learning what stresses your students can go a long way towards providing assistance or pointing that student in the right direction. I believe this to be extraordinarily true with my younger students. Their world is different. I believe we as instructors need to be careful not to project our feelings about what should or should not stress our students. We talk about identifying theses stressors, but we need to without judgment. I know for myself that can be difficult… >>>

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