The strength of the course is the way my instructor gets everyone involved.
The Three C's of Teaching: Connection, Clarity and Choices
My classroom is an open and inclusive space to express, debate and discuss.
Being Present In The Moment
The importance of student-teacher connection cannot be emphasized more in the online teaching world. I employ creative strategies to second-language learning such as mindful warm-ups to connect with my students.
Why Are We Doing What We Are Doing?
I begin each class with a clear agenda, and make sure that the students are aware of my evaluation strategies. This clarity and transparency also help create solid trust and connection.
Make Your Students Feel Heard
I am constantly aware that there exists an asymmetrical power relationship between students and teachers. Therefore, I make sure that my students feel heard and not pressured in my class. Among several other strategies, offering choices in-class assignments has proved to be effective in learner-based teaching practices.