Episode 10: How to Motivate Students, Build Trust, and Prepare the Next Generation of Scholars with Dr. David Gooblar
Description: Dr. David Gooblar joins us in episode 10 of the Lecture Breakers podcast! David wears two hats - he's a faculty member and the associate director for the Center of Advancement in Teaching at Temple University.
Given his dual roles, I wanted to divide this episode into three main parts. We discuss the challenges of working in faculty development and how the isolation in teaching makes it harder for change to happen.
Then, we talk about different ways to increase student motivation, build trust, and get students to "buy in" to the course design and the teaching strategies you use. He discusses different ways to get students to take ownership of parts of the course, and he shares his "no stakes" assignment which helps students set goals and then create a plan to achieve those goals.
And, finally, we discuss his book The Missing Course which calls attention to the need for increased support for our future scholars and future faculty when it comes to learning how to teach effectively.
A few notable quotes:
"I see part of faculty development as outreach to find allies and ambassadors for what we do."
- Connect with David on Twitter
- Check out David's Pedagogy Unbound website
- Get David's new book The Missing Course.
- Read more about motivation and Deci and Ryan's self-determination theory.
- During our conversation, I couldn't remember the author who writes about motivation in terms of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. That author is Dan Pink and you can learn more about his work in this TED talk and on his website.
- Read Donald Finkel's book Teaching with Your Mouth Shut
- Read James Lang's books
- Connect with Dr. Kevin Gannon (The Tattooed Prof) on Twitter and on his website. Read more about his new book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto.
- Read more about Dr. Kimberly Tanner's work in science education.
- Read David's articles about teaching in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Read the latest news and insights on the Inside Higher Ed website.
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