I love to teach and I love to learn, pure and simple. I continue to learn from my students and I hope they continue to learn from me. I believe my goal as a teacher/instructor/lecturer is to provide hands on knowledge and experience to impart new wisdom and understanding to the students in my charge.
Obviously I handle class room management, curriculum and lesson plans the best way I know how and hopefully in an entertaining and interesting way. I continually seek guidance from colleagues, my superiors and also from the students themselves. I research as much as I can for new classroom and teaching ideas. I subscribe to newsletters and forums that provide excellent tools to help me polish my skills.
My goad is to help students succeed. If that’s just to get them to come to class each week or turn in assignments on time then I believe I’ve helped them in that endeavor, however I want to help them with more. I want them to leave my class with knowledge and power to know they can succeed in all aspects of life not just academically. I provide tools and skills they can take with them into there professional and personal lives.
Communication has been considered a soft skill and yet it is the skill that is the most valued and respected and when done well the more revered.