Inspiration for online teaching can appear in surprising places. Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles? When you teach online, the words of celebrated thinkers can offer plenty of food for thought. And Albert Einstein provides a perfect example... (more…)
In the middle of a busy day of online teaching, the calming sound of a trickling stream may be impossible to imagine. There’s no room for restful imagery today. Instead, you furiously multi-task between multiple student demands, administrative responsibilities, and a large pile of unmarked work waiting to be graded.... (more…)
When you teach online, you’re always looking for ways to make your job easier, and your students’ experiences more satisfying. Humor is an online teaching tool that can help you achieve both of those goals. But this tool is more powerful than it looks. It pays to think carefully about how you’ll use it... (more…)
When you teach online, many of your skills and achievements go unnoticed. Your colleagues don’t see you often. They don’t really know that much about you. And your students read your emails, and respond to your feedback. But overall, they know less about you than your colleagues do. This kind of invisibility is certainly frustrating. But even worse – it can ...