Meaghan Kinzle

Meaghan Kinzle

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I learned quite a bit, but my biggest take-away is that students don't care how smart you are, they care that you care (about them and the subject). If they feel cared about, they just may do better in the subject because connection is important in the classroom.

Each student has his/her own way to critically think. Online learning enables students to utilize his/her own way to critically think in a way that not only showcases his/her own knowledge, but invites other learners in, in a way that also offers a collaborative approach.


Rubrics are good tools for instructors to utilize, not only for themselves, but for guiding their students in an active learning, on-line setting.


Instructors, for the most part, love what they do professionally and love to teasch, but incentives are still a good way to help motivate an instructor :)


As a therapist also, I see that these methods being utilized can help build and facilitate a relationship and rapport with the students that are highly linked to success (for exmaple, greater participation, higher grades, higher attritition rates, etc). 


Blogging can be a great online tool for students and instructors alike!


I was surprised to learn how much microblogging is utlized in the academic setting! I do believe it can give instructors insight into their students, and find this resourcce to be beneficial, as well, for building rapport and relationship.


Rubrics should not be designed to be rigid, and taking an open-mind approach is best when dealing with students on social media and postings.


Social media doesn't have to be a negative thing, as long as used appropriately.


I definitely need to start to implement all of these strategies into my everyday life. Sometimes the stress consumes me, and I have a difficult time being mindul about utiizing these strategies, but I am hoping that with some patience, practice, and mindfulness, the techniques become organic.


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