Letting Students Surprise You

I have a student in the class I’m now teaching that doesn’t talk much. By other indications, however, she’s reasonably engaged. Her body language is positive. She shows up for class. Her writing needs some work, granted, but shows evidence of thought prior to being handed in. Generally she struck me as a student who was doing what she could but perhaps had priorities elsewhere other than my class. And I was fine with that. I’m not a professor who feels my class ought to be my students’ first priority every minute of every day. For most of them, it’s an elective that fills a general education requirement, so I […]

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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