Some types of serious misbehaviour can hurt the learning environment

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Some types of serious misbehaviour can hurt the learning environment

I acted like a complete jerk to my students just to prove a point

Article in The Conversation:

Not every bad thing that an instructor does is as bad as the ones I did for our study. Some are relatively minor, such as showing up a few minutes late to office hours. These types of things may detract from a learning environment, but students can recover easily from a few simple mistakes or inconveniences caused by a professor.

But some types of serious misbehavior can hurt the learning environment. These include taking four weeks to return graded assignments, not responding to student emails, deviating substantially from a syllabus or showing up ill-prepared.

The worst thing an instructor can do, from my perspective, is antagonize their students. It may be rare, but students regularly identify antagonism as the most significant misbehavior.

By |2018-10-04T17:06:49+00:00October 5th, 2018|Blogs, Wellbeing news & information|0 Comments

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