At this point in my PhD, I am at the Beyoncé-level on the college learner greatness scale. I am a note-taking master, I am an exceptional close reader, and I have superior analytical skills (#humble). Certainly, I thought that all of my learner abilities would make me a great college instructor. Then, I started teaching…
The general image I had about teaching in higher education is that its emphasis should be on delivering rigorous knowledge. In other words, I thought college-level teaching was all about exposing students to “The Concepts.” However, I’ve come to realize I must also think about the ways in which I create and foster an environment that does not exclude any of my students from learning.
So why should new AIs attend the Fall 2016 Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate? Because it is a great opportunity to reflect on our goals for your students, and to discuss the ways in which both instructors and students engage intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally in a class.
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