Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 100th
post conversation last week. It was, by far, the most comments we have ever
received to a post.
If we were to paint a portrait of an effective instructor
based on the comments contributed, the painting would show an individual
brimming with energy and enthusiasm, filled with kindness and compassion, and
demonstrating the willingness to engage with students as partners in the
teaching and learning process.
We find this portrait inspiring!
Not a single comment focused on the subject matter expertise
that we know underlies confident teaching; that is simply the base requirement
for entry into the world of teaching. And this makes perfect sense to us:
Teaching is not telling. It is about engaging with our students and collaborating
with them to create meaning out of information and experiences in our classes.
The comments also demonstrate the significance of community
in nurturing, supporting and celebrating good teaching. We are pleased to be a
part of that community.
Keep it up, all!