Top 10 Requirements for Good Teaching, by R.W. Leblanc

One. Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about motivating students not only to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful and memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it and conveying that passion to everyone, but mostly importantly to your students.

Two. Good teaching is about substance and treating students as consumers of knowledge. It’s about doing your best to keep on top of your field, reading sources, inside and outside of your areas of expertise, and being at the leading edge as often as possible. But knowledge is not confined to scholarly journals. Good teaching is also about bridging the gap between theory and practice. It’s about leaving the ivory tower and immersing oneself in the field in talking to, consulting with, and assisting practitioners and liaising with their communities.

Three. Good teaching is about listening, questioning, being responsive and remembering that each student and class is different. It’s about eliciting responses and developing the oral communication skills of the quiet students. It’s about pushing students to excel and at the same time it’s about being human, respecting others and being professional at all times.

Here’s an interesting Faculty Focus article I came across and thought I’d share with fellow educators.

One. Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s about motivating students not only to learn, but teaching them how to learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful and memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it and conveying that pass …

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Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya Thomas is an instructional design, training and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently an instructional designer and training specialist with the EDQM Team within the Revenue Cycle Department at University of Michigan Health System; member of U-M Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) and the U-M Voices of the Staff Technology and Best Practices Team; an adult education instructor and public speaker at Schoolcraft College, Livonia; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; author of the Learning Leader Blog (www.learningleader.org,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators; a single working mom living in the Canton area with her two teen daughters, two cats and several Mac computers.

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