Mike Wesch describes his becoming a learner and what it taught him about teaching on episode 118 of Teaching in Higher Ed.
Quotes from the Episode
I’ve always picked things that are really hard and bring out fears inside me.
Students get out of it whatever they put into it.
I take the philosophy that grading can play different roles depending on the course.
What matters when students graduate is how they’ve changed, not just their GPA.
When I started teaching in my late 20s, it was really easy to relate to students. As I was in my late 30s, it was much more difficult.
Life is too short to not experiment.
- The Sleeper, by Mike Wesch
- Rethinking the Syllabus (with a Course Trailer)
- Links to Presentations and Videos by Mike Wesch
- Daniel Pink’s Research on Motivation: Drive*
- LIFE101 Podcast
- LIFE101: Episode 1
- What Baby George and Handstands Have Taught Me About Learning
- Mike Wesch’s YouTube Channel
- Listen to music from LIFE101’s episode 1
- Closing Time, by Semisonic
- Lose Yourself, by Eminem
- Teach Me How to Dougie, by Cali Swag District
- The Real Meaning of “Closing Time”
- Try Something New for 30 Days TED talk
- The Power of Habit*, by Charles Duhigg
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