Coaches do almost all their teaching through feedback. Yes, grading is a requirement that must be done. However, grading is a minimal part of feedback. Dr. John Orlando gives an insider’s viewpoint taking us through the process of effective feedback.
It’s Sunday morning. Is it wrong that I want to check my email? Beth and I do our best to unplug from work on Sundays. We typically work five-and-a-half days a week, and sometimes six. So we make a conscious effort to take time off on Sunday to relax and do something else besides work. Even so, I am often tempted to check my email.
Listen in as Jim and Beth discuss how Michael Hyatt takes terms we may have heard before to the next level. He takes the S.M.A.R.T. goals, updates the acronyms and makes them S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Setting specific, measurable, and actionable items is always good advice. Now, take a risk and reach for the next level. Get excited and motivated about what you intend to accomplish, while keeping it relevant.
I am always meeting new people and striking up a conversation, and it always comes to “What do you do for a living?” When I answer that I teach online as an adjunct instructor at a couple of different universities, the next question is, “Oh, do you teach at the local university?” “No” I reply, “I teach online classes.” I often get the response of “Oh, I could never do that. I have to be in a classroom.” Or worse, sometimes I get a different reaction.
When it comes to feedback, what do students want? To help answer that question, Dr. Kristen Wall elaborates on five themes brought to light by her doctoral dissertation, which focused on at-risk adult students from millennials to baby boomers and linear and non-sequential learners.
I had no idea who the student was or what class he was in. I searched through the grading rosters of my courses looking for his name but did not find it. So, part of my response to him was to ask him to tell me what class he is in because I could not find his name on my roster.
In this insightful interview, Dr. Kristen Jensen Wall shares her perspective on the transitions and driving forces for online education. Benefit from her nine years of experience as she talks about flawed assumptions and the biggest challenges for faculty members moving to the online environment.
According to Jim, one of the most important things that goes into your welcome video is a bit about who you are and why you love to teach. Beth says this helps to put a human face on the instructor of the course and helps to create an atmosphere of being approachable.
This week we discuss some of the things that go into recording videos for our classes. We begin by asking the question why videos. Jim makes the comment that if you do only one video for your course, make it your introduction and welcome to class.