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Why I Teach: Because I Was Meant to Change Lives

Why did I become a teacher, and continue to do it now?

Well… Way back in 3rd grade it came through our talents’ inventory in Sunday School that I was designated to be a teacher. It was always there, so in high school, when a decision was to be made for either math or music, the dilemma began. Hey, I’m more talented music-wise, and knew I’d get into college, so music ed it was, and my math analysis teacher just cried.

To Be or Not to Be Virtual!

Virtual organizations are not new and many organizations have relied on this model to operate effectively in a global market. Educational institutions, especially, have been operating virtually through the provision of online courses for quite a while, and have even offered a menu of ways that students can access their education- through the traditional classroom, virtually or a hybrid of the two.

The Pandemic Disruption: The Impact on Tacit Knowledge

 

Knowledge is a multi-faceted building block for all societies. Whether blue or white collar in occupation, whether an urban or rural dweller, everyone transfers knowledge to someone. Knowledge is a main “how-to” construct that keeps productivity, processes, and legacies moving forward. A sound foundation of knowledge transfer facilitates innovation so that progressive versions of the knowledge contiguously emerges.

Why I Teach - To Start a Fire

Dr. Joel B. Goodin, Assistant Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

To teach, obviously, is to impart knowledge. Knowledge is often held by the more privileged in society —those who have had higher socio-economic family environments… those who have been able to afford more education… those who have cultural capital. Knowledge is indeed power.

NCU student receives Bugbee-Falk Award

Northcentral University’s School of Health Sciences is excited to announce that the Master of Health Administration program was selected by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, or AUPHA, as one of the 2020-2021 Bugbee-Falk Award recipients. While AUPHA chooses the recipient programs, the student recipient is actually chosen by their program.

Why I Teach: Because I love to Learn

I teach because I am passionate about learning. I can see things from a new perspective through the eyes of my students. Teaching stretches my thinking. I believe approaching teaching as a learner helps me support my students. I bring my knowledge and experience with me as I stand for a moment in their shoes when I’m reviewing their work. From this vantage point I reflect on what else might they benefit from thinking about or learning next.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Virtual Workplace

We are amid a new reality for our world. With COVID-19 hitting the scene and changing the scope of how we work; we must continue to acknowledge the importance of creating and accessing a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policy in the virtual workplace.

Diversity is the characteristics and attributes that make individuals different, where inclusion is the social standards and behaviors that help people feel accepted.

Security Considerations for Remote Work

If you have suddenly begun working from home, there are undoubtedly many unique issues that have surfaced for you in recent weeks. You are likely trying to figure out where to carve out a dedicated workspace in your home, how to minimize background noise during web conferences, and ways to prevent personal distractions from diverting your attention. If you have children who are also transitioning to a remote format for school, there is the added responsibility of juggling the supervision of their schedules, schoolwork, and meals.

Virtual Diversity: Is This a Thing?

In a word? Yes, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are top of the to-do list in most organizations these days. The recent emphasis on having a diverse and inclusive work environment is driven, in part, by social movements in the US and across the globe. The COVID-19 virus changed the way businesses operate; many of us are working from home now.

Why I Teach – Connecting with Students Around the World

I have been teaching at Northcentral University since 2008, and I love my job! My #1 reason for teaching with Northcentral University for the previous 12 years is professional satisfaction. Teaching online provides the opportunity to teach students from multiple time zones across the world without having to travel. There’s no time wastage, and with asynchronous learning, teachers and students can work from home with flexible schedules.

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