I saw edustir’s recent post about teaching and it had me thinking. Granted, I haven’t taught in nearly 4 years. However, I wonder just how easy it would be for me to get back into it.
Would it be like riding a bike? They say you never forget how to ride a bike.
The students today however are much more web savvy then they were 4 years ago. They are a bit more comfortable with researching, blogging and networking at least.
When I implemented blogging into my classes, I was considered some what of a renegade. Now, students can’t get enough about blogging about themselves and their experiences. Even some faculty have started to get into the act.
We have been starting to realize that people learn in different ways and that 90 minutes to 2 hrs of class time isn’t always going to get the point across.
Instructors have to realize that even though the tools always change, but the learning goals have to remain consistent.
Now, I wonder what type of teaching and experience it would take to be a good instructor.