Resources shared at session by participants
Your answers to the questions posed in the session
What else is important re: knowing thy teaching philosophy?
- Your strengths knowing one's personality and level of comfort with teaching philosophy, style, and pedagogy
- Who your students are, their gifts and skills, their hopes and aspirations
- Best teacher inspires students
- Knowing how you learn best and recognizing that it may not be the same as your students–but you can still be true to your philosophy
- What is your North Star, passion, purpose as a teacher?
- How do you conceptualize education, teaching, learning? The teacher-student relationship?
- Being aware of the implicit biases of your particular philosophy.
- Know your students
- How do you best interact with students?
- What excites you about your subject? Why does it matter? Motivate students intrinsically
What else is important re: being kind to our students?
- Staying curious
- Unconditional positive regard
- Deep listening.
- Seeking to understand.
- Knowing what students need from you
- We need to remain aware…too often we “think” or assume we are being kind and we are not.
- I have them fill out a bio sheet at the beginning of the semester with their picture and and answers to interesting questions about themselves. I study those sheets and learn about them and their personal lives. It helps me understand them and be kinder and empathic toward them.
- Give them the benefit of the doubt, until they prove otherwise Mantra: bad students are not bad people
- Remember they are vulnerable and have complicated life circumstances
What else is important re: leveraging the power of the mind?
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
If you feel an Emotional connection it sticks better Books: Make it Stick (a good read for both students and educators)
How Learning Works Meditation. Breathing. Experiential embodied connections.
Questions not addressed during session
How much time does it take for you to do one podcast?
- Approximately 1-2 hr for planning / research
- Approximately 1 hr for recording
- Approximately 1-2 hr for editing / show notes
What are the economics on doing podcasts? How much it costs? How you recoup costs?
Candidly, the economics are not good, at least with the approach I'm using.
The podcast is free.
The podcast production could cost less than how we're approaching it right now, but from the old time-is-money mindset, we chose to outsource the editing, show note creation, and production in January 2016, which added considerably to our costs.
For more on starting your own podcast and the associated costs, check out the Podcast Answer Man‘s site.
How do you identify who you interview for your podcast?
After each interview, I ask the guest who they would recommend on the show. I've asked many of the authors who I have treasured to be on the show. The one time I hesitated, the individual wound up passing away unexpectedly, and I often wonder what he would have said if I had asked while he was still alive.
Do you interview only in-person or do you interview remotely?
With the exception of my husband, Dave, who is on the show often, as well as my friend, Sandie, everyone else has been interviewed remotely.
Bain, K. (2012) What the best college students do.
Brookfield, S.D. (2015) The skillful teacher: On technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom.
Duarte, N. (2008) Slide:Ology: The art and science of creating great presentations.
Seldin, P. and Miller, E.J. (2008) The academic portfolio: A practical guide to documenting teaching, research, and service.
- Sli.do (thanks to Mike Truong from Azusa Pacific for telling me about it)
- Teaching in Higher Ed
- Coaching for Leaders
- Some of my favorite podcasts (a bit out of date: I would add Very Bad Wizards, and of course Serial to the list now)
- Ideas for where to start with Teaching in Higher Ed episodes from 2015 (part 1, part 2, part 3)
- Start your own podcast with help from The Podcast Answer Man
* Books reference referral links to Amazon. We make a small percentage on any purchases made, but it is an insignificant amount (i.e. not enough to pay for the expenses related to the podcast production/hosting).