As Rita Pierson says in the video above “Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion. Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be”… I believe that all undergraduate students regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or ability deserve to be believed in, encouraged, and challenged.
With over 6 years of experience teaching the General Education competencies of critical reading, critical thinking, information literacy, writing, oral communication, and quantitative analysis, I have developed an appreciation for higher education curriculum and the needs of undergraduate students.
Teaching in higher education and assessment of student learning is very challenging yet rewarding. This section includes my own teaching and learning beliefs as well as examples of my own learning & samples of student work.
All aspects of my teaching and learning process are done with a commitment to diversity in all areas among students. Through it all, I encourage both in person and online students to embrace educational technology such as Blackboard, Digital Stories, and ePortfolio. I want them to push the envelope and use their skills outside of strict “content” areas so they can see the big picture connection- the connection between the undergraduate experience and the professional and personal aspects of their lives.