Thought of the Day: “As teachers, we must continue to re-engineer our curriculum, experiment with new and different methods of delivering course content, and bring emerging technologies into our classrooms.”

As teachers, we must continue to re-engineer our curriculum, experiment with new and different methods of delivering course content, and bring emerging technologies into our classrooms.

I cannot agree more with today’s quote, which comes from a professor who had been awarded a Presidential Teaching Award from their university, as quoted in Factors related to successful teaching by outstanding professors: an interpretive study (Rossetti, J., & Fox, P. G.)

One of the problems with much of education today is that there are mutually exclusive demands being made upon educators.  As educators, we are often told exactly what to teach as defined by standards and even more so by adopted curricula of the educational institution, and yet at the same time we are asked to be creative and personalize our teaching to our students and to continually improve in our teaching.

While there are ways of having standards and academic freedom to co-exist in a balance, it is clear to me that many people (including those in the field of education) don’t see that as one grows the other diminishes.

Works Cited

Rossetti, J., & Fox, P. G. (2009). Factors related to successful teaching by outstanding professors: an interpretive study. The Journal of Nursing Education, 48(1), 11–16. Retrieved from http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/19227750

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