In Chapter 2 McGuire shares her views on why we should focus on learning instead of teaching. 1. What is one teaching strategy you use?
I use the practice of “board notes”. I set up the white board in portrait orientation by dividing up the board like pages of a notebook. This is to show an example of note taking. It also helps with my time management. I can get through only 4-5 “boards” per hour.
2. What is one learning strategy your students could use to be successful in your course?
When the students are working on a homework assignment, I try to give an estimate of time that certain tasks should take and to plan their time accordingly. I can point to the white board and remind them of how much time a similar task took us to complete. This is the hope that they won’t cram and do the assignment the night before and run out of time.