Hello everyone! Let’s talk teaching –
As a young instructor, I started teaching on chalkboards and clear plastic acetates.
Since then, I have:
-Seen new computer graphics programs that can make your paper handouts more interesting
-Developed my own website to give students access to these handouts in digital form at any time
-Ditched my website when Learning Management Systems started
-Became overjoyed with the advent of Powerpoint
-Became disillusioned with Powerpoint
-Enjoyed making and posting videos for my students
-And now we have Zoom. Phew!
As instructors we need to be nimble and adventurous, creative and adaptive, thick skinned when things don’t work out, but mindful enough to pat ourselves on the back when we see the gleam of inspiration and insight in our student’s eyes. Continue reading