RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST
Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA)
Episode 040 -
Originally aired 2/17/2014 9:00 AM -
EDUCATORS’ EDEN™series -
"Connecting With Students? How Much is Too Much? Not Enough?” Part 1 of 2
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This episode is the debut of our new EDUCATORS’ EDEN™ series wherein we explore the paradise that the most passionate, creative and committed educators create for themselves, their students, peers, administrations and institutions!
“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” - Socrates
This series is to acknowledge the power of education! It is a place for those fortunate enough to be educators to share knowledge to ensure that their love of learning is able to flourish and thrive in a version of eden! Teaching (any students, in any format, in any setting) is honorable and one of the most special endeavors that humans engage in.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
I have taught primarily in graduate business school programs (MBA degree program) but also have experience with undergraduate students (and even spent some time as a public school substitute teacher in K-12). This is why I am honored to launch this EDUCATORS’ EDEN series!
Some in the pre-K-12 education field lament the modern challenges (unmotivated students, unprepared students, unrealistic expectations regarding testing, lack of public support for educators, lack of respect for educators, lack of funding, etc.). For those educating adults in universities there are issues regarding unprepared students, student retention expectations, entitlement attitudes, administrative support, etc.
For those adult educators in organizations (corporate training and development programs, seminar leaders, etc.) they face issues such as unmotivated “mandatory” attendees, short attention spans, ROI measurements, reaching diverse students and skill levels with one program, etc. These are real challenges and yet, for those of us for are intoxicated by the essence of teaching (of acquiring and transferring knowledge), we will do everything in our power to continue to teach, to love to teach and to focus on the joy and wonder of teaching in our EDUCATORS’ EDEN!
Our debut topic for this show is, "Connecting with students? How much is too much? Not enough?” Let’s explore “connecting” and what brings us closer to our own education eden! This is Part 1 of a 2 part episode! (Part 2 is here)
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