I hope your semester is coming to a successful close. Please remember to stop by the Faculty Center if you need assistance with wrapping up the semester or getting ready for the spring. The Winter Faculty Development Conference will be held this Wednesday-Friday. Around 45 faculty members are making short presentations related to teaching and learning. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend conference events. Check out the schedule here: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/WinterConference/2013/2013_winter_conference_agenda.pdf.
Good luck this week!
College of Arts and Humanities When I arrived at UCF eleven years ago I believed my primary role as an educator was to prepare students for a profession. My teaching philosophy has greatly changed since then, and my classroom activities and assessments reflect a new and evolving belief that I should learn from my students and that I have a res...
College of Arts and Humanities At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the conviction that teaching is a vocation in the original sense of its Latin root, vocare, a summoning to a particular type of service; in this instance, the call to nurture the full development of the individual within a scho...
College of Arts and Humanities Interaction with my students motivates me to find different and innovative classroom techniques, methods, and challenges to keep them engaged with their learning. I try to listen to them, hear what they know and don't know so that we can make meaning together as we read and interpret diverse and difficult text...