What Accreditation?

Every semester I have to update my faculty profile for the school of business’s accreditation. I do it without giving it much thought. Since I have the template completed all I have to do is update courses I thought the previous semester, any professional development I completed, school committee, and community activities for the calendar year. Some of my colleagues look at the activity as…

Resistance to Learning

This week’s readings from Stephen Brookfield’s The Skillful Teacher were enlightening for me. The readings were on understanding and responding to students’ resistance to learning (Brookfield, 2015). While reading I could easily picture students in my classes and hear their statements of resistance as well as my own. I teach a lot of required courses for all the business schools’ students such as introductory accounting and…

Diversity in the Classroom

I teach at a college in the middle-east and the students are made up of nationals, those born in the country to non-national parents and those whose were born in other countries, but their parents got jobs in the country. These three groups of students have different socioeconomic, religious and cultural backgrounds. They attended high schools with different teaching philosophies and languages. At the college…

Skillful Teacher

Being a skillful teacher is what I am striving to become but what does it mean to be a skillful teaching. For me a skillful teacher has tools and skills help learners get involved in their learning through activities and feedback. Information from students the teacher can address any concerns and making changes to lessons to help learners. They are also interested in finding different…

Netvibes as a Learning Tool

For my PIDP3240 Media Enhanced Learning second assignment I set up a Personal Dashboard using Netvibes. It was easy to use and I think I would use it for projects. I would use fewer news feeds and have more links to websites and information. The current configuration was for the assignment and has 25 news feeds on 5 topics. Netvibes has good functions for collaborative…