Reboot Your Class by Teaching With Presence and Compassion

As faculty enter the post-Covid teaching arena, there are many strategies available to bring life and engagement to their classes. Contrary to what students think, online courses are not effortless. Online courses require students to have self-management, discipline, and inner motivation. Faculty can help foster these success traits by being present and showing compassion in their classes. Participants leave this webinar with seven ways to show presence and compassion in their online or face-to-face courses.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants are able to list seven strategies that can be used to teach with presence and compassion.
  2. Participants learn the benefits for students when faculty teach with presence and compassion.
  3. Participants can ascertain which strategy or strategies they can use, adapt, or modify.

Essie Childers has taught for 33 years, with a focus on mentoring and encouraging students to visualize success to reach their academic and personal goals. For the past 14 years she has developed a strong track record of teaching first-year students through the Learning Frameworks courses, EDUC 1300 courses, and integrated reading and writing courses at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. In addition, Essie developed the first online EDUC 1300 Learning Frameworks course at Blinn College. Essie is past president of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, comprised of over 6,000 teachers and administrators in Texas, and now serves on the Foundation Board. In August 2020, Essie was selected as a You’re the Tops Honoree for making a difference in the Bryan, College Station community. CASP (College Academic and Support Programs) awarded Essie with a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions in developmental education. She is a 2018 Distinguished Alumni from Longview Independent School District, May 2018 Cengage Faculty Partner of the Month, a 2017 Carol Dochen Developmental Educator of the year recipient, a 2014 recipient of CRLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award, a 2014 Outstanding Service Award from Blinn Professional Association, 2013 On Course Ambassador of the Year Award, and a volunteer consultant for the American Association for Adjunct Educators. Additionally, Essie serves on the QEP Development Team at Blinn College and is a Senior Fellow of the first Blinn College Future Works Academy.

Essie Childers’ Presentation (shared with permission)

Please Note:

Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!