Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.
This week I am starting one of my last PIDP courses, Professional Practice. Over the next few weeks you will see several posts based on assignments and reflections on the assigned textbook, The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom.
I am an art historian currently teaching at Langara College and Kwanten Polytechnic University. This year I will have developed and delivered six new courses, most of them well outside my area of expertise. With so many new courses being implemented I am especially interested in gathering feedback from learners.
Each PIDP course transforms how I think about pedagogy and my approach to teaching. And given my professional goals to one day step into university administration I think this class will be equally transformative.
Here’s to lifelong learning and continuous improvement!