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
This episode is part of our 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 acknowledges the power of education! Those fortunate enough to be educators 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
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 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 show topic is, "Connecting with students? How much is too much? Not enough?” Part 1 of 2. Let’s [...]