Speaking with PowerMonday, January 31 from 5-6 pm ETwith guest teacher Megan Hamilton “Speaking With Power” covers all of the bases so that you can give a confident and authentic presentation. We’ll dive right into physicality (using principles from Alexander Technique); breathing exercises to stay calm (so that your brain doesn’t override your ability to function);

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Tools to Make Working Online a Bit BetterI have a full-time job teaching online. I run my practice & mentoring work entirely online as well. For this hippie herbalist, that’s a lot of time on the computer. Here are a few of the tools that keep me more or less functional and help get me back

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​L​isten to the Episode:  Subscribe!  ​Should you change yo​ur online course due to the coronavirus?In short: yes. You probably should. ​Courses are specific to the people who are in them. The people in your class right now are affected by COVID-19, one way or another. Some of them have kids home who are usually at school. Some are

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​Even with the most carefully-crafted syllabus, it’s still likely that you’ll encounter situations where students are asking for exceptions based on unusual circumstances. When should you make exceptions to your policies, and when should you hold firm? In this episode, I give a few examples that have come up in my own courses recently and share the

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It’s very common for students to say that they feel like they’re teaching themselves in an online course. As a faculty member, it’s easy to get defensive when you hear a phrase like this. You’re there! You’re helping!  Don’t they know about all of the work that goes into designing an online course, selecting the perfect resources,

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Today’s question has to do with how to kindly and effectively give feedback to students who are not native English speakers and are having some difficulty communicating clearly.  I’ll share my (non-expert!) ideas for how I address this in my online courses, and I’d love to hear your ideas as well.  If you know of any

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This robot received some very negative course evals.Receiving a batch of negative course evals can be a true bummer. If this happened to you, hang in there. I’ve been there before, and I know how discouraging it can be.  In this episode, I’m here to remind you that it’s important to read the evaluations for things

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What is Flipgrid?Flipgrid is a free video discussion tool that you can use in place of or in addition to traditional discussion boards. Instead of leaving written comments for each other, students post short video responses to the posted prompt and/or to each other. It sounds complicated. Good news. It’s incredibly easy to use. When you use

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If you have an online course, you probably have some kind of “Getting to Know You” activity in week 1. If you’re feeling a little bit bored by yours, it may be time to spice it up – especially if the students are in a cohort program and you’re the only one who doesn’t already

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