Since I am taking all on line classes this quarter I choose a professor I have taken several times previously. I actually took all 4 of my Psychology classes from her.
I choose this particular Professor because of her multi-versatile ways of teaching; she is a classic example of what an excellent Professor should be. In all 4 of the classes I had with her I never could, nor have I yet; figured how she did it. Professor Snyder had a knack of being able to reach in and teach any style of learner. Some of my fellow classmates and I would get together before and after classes, at times we would discuss how each of us was able to learn from her. Some claimed to be visual learners, some auditory, and then there were ones like myself, I am an extreme hands-on type of learner.
Professor Snyder combined her talents in explaining things thoroughly with her wonderful accent to those of us who are auditory learners, with just the right amount of power point slides in her lectures for the visual learners, and put it all together with a dash of comic display of physical involvement to amuse those of us who are kinesthetic learners. All the while Professor Snyder kept up with involving the entire class in discussion and antics that kept us focused and on our toes.
Professor Snyder started each class by appearing to be genuinely interested in how all of us were doing, both in and outside the classroom. As she began each class, and all the way through she involved each of us making sure we were getting a true understanding of the concepts. She was always careful to keep her topics relevant, interesting, and always found ways to make personal connections either to her own experiences or to one of ours. She spoke often of her educational path including her struggles so she felt as though she thoroughly understood where we were coming from.
It was interesting to see the Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model in this chapter as Professor... [continues]
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