Teaching Without Excuses
Today's students seek an education full of knowledge and innovation. Educators must cultivate their creativity to spark interest in the minds of their students, as well as, enhancing their own pedagogical skills. This develops individuals who are problem-solvers ready to take on the challenges of a global society. Dr. Kendall bases her courses under the idea, "from Orientation to Graduation". This concept encourages students the think about their professional growth throughout their professional program versus individual courses/coursework. Initially, this can be a challenging paradigm shift for students, but ultimately is will strengthen their understanding the College of Education's mission statement: Competent and caring facilitators of learning, committed to diversity and the success of all.
Mobile Devices and Apps
Learning is reaching new leaps and bounds with the abundance of mobile devices and "apps". Do you know which programs are "app"solutely great for class use? The Tennessee Board of Regents eLearning site has standards and a growing database for your mobile needs. Have an app that may be considered APPealing? Consider submitting to TBReLearning for a chance to win an iTunes gift card.