What philosophies (theories, writers, beliefs) have informed your teaching? (a.k.a. How do you learn what you were not taught in Grad School)
Reflect. Illustration by Mat Moore, Muskegon MI
You will learn something from every change. (as long as you look)
For reading, start here.
Read in your field. No need to reinvent the wheel.
Read blogs. Write a blog. (it’s becoming a rite of passage for work in the digital space)
What’s stimulating about teaching at a Community College?
What kinds of scholarship am I involved in? (a.k.a. will your brain eventually become mush from teaching at a CC?)
I am a failure at quitting Grad School.
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Community College Math Instructors: The Search for a KAP Gap in Collegiate Math (only 18 words … I’ll have to try harder to win the dissertation title contest)
I write. Not because I have to, but because I want to.
Learning Futurist The LIFT Institute
Does research about students at institutions like this … … transfer to students at schools like this?
Propose an intervention. Perform study about intervention. Write up results. Verify intervention is well-grounded in research. (i.e. Lit Review) Submit for publication. (peer review) Wait a year.
We can’t afford this pace. http://www.flickr.com/photos/randysonofrobert/2763801867/
A new model for research? Crowdsourcing.
28,000 CC Math Instructors in the U.S.
Suppose we created a research “pipeline” directly from Universities to the CC instructors that could collect the data. http://www.flickr.com/photos/baggis/225007470