Category «Teaching Academia»

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┬áreading 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 …