Category «Teaching Academia»

What Do Students Think About Twitter Chats?

Today, I bring you a guest post from a student in my Masters class. Taylor was nice enough to share her thoughts on participating in twitter chats as a part of our course. I hope her insights help extend your thoughts on my previous posts about using twitter as an instructional tool and help you …

Using Twitter in Class

I love, love, love experimenting with different social media tools as a part of my teaching. I love it for several reasons: (a) it lets me learn a new tool and/or how a tool can be applied to instruction (b) it teaches my students a new tool and/or gets them thinking about it in a …

Why I Love Blogging as a Teaching Tool

I have been using blogging in my masters level classes for some time now. I can’t even count how many classes have had to blog as part of their experience. This current class is at least my fourth class doing it and possibly my fifth. I lost count a long time ago. Doesn’t really matter. …

Yoga as an Effective Learning Community

I’m about done with my stint here in Asheville learning about how to develop and teach online courses. Recently, we worked on how to foster effective learning communities in an online environment. We were asked to think about an effective learning community we had engaged in and an ineffective one and to identify what the …

Enter the World of Online Teaching

In my last post, I noted that I was on my way out of town to learn about summer teaching. I’m writing this though from my home office. I’m a couple of days away from leaving and starting this adventure, and I’ve got lots of thoughts running through my head. Most of them are about …

Three Keys for Understanding Struggling Readers

I have long had an interest with students who struggle with reading. The term struggling reader has a long history to it. Over time, students who have academic¬†reading difficulties in school have been referred to in a number of ways including reluctant readers, struggling readers, and striving readers. When we use a term – any …