Image Credit:Derivative work from “Google Classic: Please Allow 30 Days for your Search Results (Original artist unknown)” posted by Duncan Hull on Flickr under CC-BYHow to be a good lecturer
I thought to post a quick note here about the forthcoming live chat on “How to be a good lecturer“ . The chat officially starts tomorrow Friday 18th of May at 12 BSTin the format of posting comments at the end of the page and of posting tweets with the hashtag #goodlecturer.
The chat is organised by the Guardian’s Higher Education Network and facilitated by a 6-member panel consisting of lecturers.
“Its aim is to bring together the latest insight, comment, advice and best practice for professionals working in and with higher education.”
Although the chat is practically starting tomorrow, the …Reflection – What makes a bad teacher?
In contrast with the good memories of caring teachersthere were many instances of teachers who were:
- Alienated from the class and the societal changes
- Full of prejudices wherein the diverse or different did not fit
- Without any sense of humour
- Without any spark for teaching
I can recall a specific teacher, during the end of Lyceum (the equivalent of college for A Levels). She was teaching History of Art from an amazing glossy, full of illustrations handbook. Initially, we couldn’t grasp what was wrong with her, but after the second lecture, we realised that she had memorised the exact text. The lecture was taking place in an amphitheatre where A/V …Reflection – What makes a good teacher?
Peter Scales’s activities in the chapter “the reflective teacher”put me in a mode that made me think of the teachers I had in the past in a more reflective way. I could even recall the face of many of them, their movement and aura in the classroom. Interestingly, I felt that I would like to be able to meet with some of them again now, as an adult, although I don’t feel any nostalgia in the slightest about returning to my school years.
Looking back, I realised that the bad teachers along with the pedagogies of the time and the hopelessness of changing the bad side of the world, make me as an adult feel relieved that these …