Does education faddism prevent us from focusing on good teaching?

Does education faddism prevent us from focusing on good teaching?

Reported by EdSurge, we’re always on the lookout for the silver bullet to make education better, cheaper and more scalable? Can self-paced solve everything? Can adaptive learning solve everything? And while these pursuits toward the 10x’ing of higher education are likely extraordinarily important, do they distract us from the other path we should be pursuing? The one that looks at our most effective instructors and seeks to mimic them?

The takeaway? What do our very best instructors do so well? And can we teach others to do pedagogically likewise?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.