Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Teaching Tip #22

Years ago I heard an "award-winning" teacher say he had one rule, "Whatever is easiest for me."

Now, you can take that for what it's worth, but there is more than a seed of wisdom there. Some of us more "motivated" (or obsessed) instructors sometimes seem to like to do it the hardest--and most time-consuming, emotion-inducing--way. I know I have been that way.

On top of that, some of us dedicated teachers spend more time and psychic energy worrying about our students' success than they do.

It's like online classes. Students don't really care about the bells and whistles. They care that the technology is accessible and that the class is laid out well.

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