Jack, The information provided is so on target. I can relate to each comment. It seems that I have misplaced my focus and have, perhaps forgotten why I wanted to teach. It became a chore because I was more concerned about errors, instead of my purpose and how it may impact students.
Upon reading this information, I realized that I have a lot to learn about my delivery, and my students. They have become disruptive and defiant. I wondered about how to get them back on track, but I had no resolution.
Your [TFS] teaching tools are a life saver. I don't know if you remember, I was worried about losing my job and my students were threatening to go to the Dean. Look at me, now. I have found what my students need from me. They are benefiting from your Program and from what I've learned through you. I love my students and they are just AWESOME. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your guidance and information,
~A.Scott, Community College Adjunct Instructor
Wanted to let you know that I am once again resorting to your helpful website to encourage myself a little bit! I have been hired to create an online course for a local University that I am currently teaching at face to face. I am a bit concerned that somehow I am not qualified, but I know I am because I am the subject expert! By reading over the different [TFS] Faculty Rapid Help Guides, I am feeling better already!
~Kim T., Plymouth State University
I appreciate the insights you have given me and the helpful suggestions for improved class response. [Tip #51] Simple but effective. Saves a lot of time and helps focus attention and support where needed!
Great suggestions. I truly appreciate the good advice. I think you are applying some of the teaching techniques in the ways you present information to readers like me. In some way I am both the teacher and the student when I read and think about the information you post.
The fall MBA capstone course has started and I have employed many of your suggestions with success.
~John MacDonald, Ashland University
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your e-Mentor Program. I am in my 3rd year of teaching, and I just moved from a Community College to a 4-year college.
I am thrilled to have this position; however, your various resources have helped me along the way. I am just doing my syllabi now and will look at your recent Success Tips on outstanding syllabi.
Thanks again from a very grateful educator!
I love all of the Success Tips so far, but the tip: GRANDMA'S RULE was the kicker I needed! These tips are priceless. It is great to have such reminders coming out weekly. I so appreciate your emails. They remind me of my goal: REAL learning. NOT just teaching!
John. I have been very impressed with the daily posts. I'm so glad that I joined the group.
~Ken Hunt, Ph.D.,J.D., LL.M. Adjunct Faculty at Utah Valley University
John, you are exceptionally gifted in your work within higher education.
Your passion shows through.
~Michael Sutton, Knowledge Activist, Leadership Coach and Mentor, Associate Professor in Higher Education, Westminster College [Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business], Boise State University, [College of Business and Economics], Harvard Business Review Advisory Council