ABOUT TEACHING IN HIGHER ED
Teaching in Higher Ed provides a space to explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. Bonni Stachowiak thrives on creating these conversations and expanding the dialogue to as many people as she can.
TEACHING IN HIGHER ED PODCAST
Hosted by Bonni Stachowiak, The Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast airs weekly. The podcast focuses on topics such as excellence in teaching, instructional design, open education, diversity and inclusion, productivity, creativity in teaching, educational technology, and blended learning.
Dave (my husband) had built such a tremendous community through his Coaching for Leaders podcast. After a few years of podcasting under his belt and really believing there was a need for conversations about teaching in a higher education context, he finally convinced me to start a podcast of my own.
I know it is a cop-out, but I truly cannot narrow it down too much. I treasure the conversations about cultural competence, as I know they are vital in helping us serve our students more effectively. I have also really enjoyed the times that I have shared laughter with a podcast guest.
The most basic way to listen to a podcast is to go to the page for the episode you want to listen to (using the episodes listing) and press the play button. However, we suggest using a podcast app on your phone to subscribe to Teaching in Higher Ed, so you can take the episodes with you on the go. iPhones have the Podcasts app built in and there are plenty more podcast "catchers" like Overcast, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and more. More on listening to podcasts.
Dave and I started our podcasting adventures using the approach and equipment recommended by The Podcast Answer Man on his free online course. Since then, we have had to replace our mixer, but everything else is still working out great all these years later.
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ABOUT BONNI STACHOWIAK
HOST & PRODUCER OF THE TEACHING IN HIGHER ED PODCAST
DIRECTOR OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE & DIGITAL PEDAGOGY
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
It started when I was around six years old.
I used to “teach” in my room at home. The stuffed animals and dolls were my students. My bedroom door had a sign on it that read #208. My “name” was “Miss Monroe,” a tribute to the 1970s Charlie’s Angels…
I have always wanted to teach.
Fast forward to today. I teach as a university professor at Vanguard University: a small, private, liberal arts university in Orange County, California. I'm also the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy, allowing me to collaborate with other faculty in improving all of our teaching. My passion is in continually becoming more effective facilitating learning for my students. I’m also fortunate to get to coach faculty in my Director role and connect with faculty from all over the world through the Teaching in Higher Ed community.
Much has changed since my childhood dream first emerged. Curiously, my office door once again reads #208 (some strange coincidence that gave me some confidence, years ago, that perhaps I was taking the right path when I accepted the offer to teach at my institution).
Lest you think I’m overly superstitious, though, my dentist’s office is also #208.
I'm married to my best friend and partner, Dave Stachowiak. Our paths first crossed while we were earning our MA degrees and we have been committed to learning, together, ever since. We have two young children who teach us both things on a daily basis.
KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS
Bonni Stachowiak has limited availability to schedule Speaking Engagements or Workshops during 2018-2019. Review her popular speaking topics below and submit a speaking request to be considered. Thank you for your interest.
POPULAR SPEAKING TOPICS
The positives and perils of leveraging educational technology in our teaching
Rethinking assessment for greater agency and authenticity
The fulcrum for creating positive change
THE PRODUCTIVE PROFESSOR
Building systems that ignite creativity, maximize efficiency, and create peace.
Discover your options and make a change toward teaching for greater impact
“Dr. Stachowiak's keynote was engaging, dynamic, and relevant to our higher education conference attendees.
She shared innovative and practical strategies for all of us.”
GRETCHEN THOMAS, LECTURERINNOVATION IN TEACHING AND TECHNOLOGY, LEARNING, DESIGN, & TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
“Bonni Stachowiak’s keynote at UGA wove a tapestry of teaching, technology, and pragmatism in a refreshingly humble way.
She is a delightfully engaging speaker who magically transformed a keynote into a conversation with her audience.”