Lipscomb University

Fall 2014, EG 5203 How We Learn Section 41
Instructor: Nordstrom, Tiffany (Primary)

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1 How good was the course as a whole

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10 Conducive university facilites to learning

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Manages classroom resources effectively time,
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27 Professional appearance in dress and demeanor

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29 Projects confidence, enthusiasm, and initiative

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30 Practices illustrate that all students can learn

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31 Exhibits a joy of teaching

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Demonstrates coping skills such as flexibility and
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Respectful and cooperative during interactions
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Handles routine duties in an organized and orderly
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Content knowledge, scope, and sequence of
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47 Effectiveness of teacher (Nordstrom)

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48 Enthusiastic about the subject (Nordstrom)

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Stimulate critical thinking in writing, discussions,
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Direct and encourage open classroom discussion
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Relate this subject to the broader issues of life
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55 Effective interpersonal relationships (Nordstrom)

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56 Fairly deal with students (Nordstrom)

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57 Encouraging (Nordstrom)

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Keeping appointments and designated office hours
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59 Patient and respectful (Nordstrom)

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60 Approachable (Nordstrom)

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Returning graded material within a reasonable
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Providing clear comments for improvement
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Text Responses
Question: Explain: Course as a whole
I learned so much during the short time in this course. Very informative and great practical implications for my classroom!!

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Dr. Nordstrom gave us interesting and challenging work that pertained to our teaching.
I enjoyed this course and I felt that it served it's purpose set forth in the description.
This was a very interesting course. I enjoyed learning about brain research that is applicable to my classroom.
Question: Explain: Effectiveness of teacher
Nordstrom Dr. Nordstrom was very effective: Had clear and high expectations, Always open to questions and quick feedback, and assignments were meaningful!
Nordstrom Dr. Nordstrom has designed this class very explicitly. It has been one of the most effective learning situations that I've been in in a very long time!
Question: Explain: Interpersonal Relationships
Nordstrom Very kind and encouraging! Thank you!
Nordstrom

When I was admitted to the program late, Dr. Nordstrom was very understanding in allowing those of us who were late admits to get acclimated, adjust
ourselves, and get the ball rolling on this course.
Question: Explain evaluation methods:

Nordstrom Quick grading and helpful feedback. Thank you!
Nordstrom

I appreciated Dr. Nordstrom taking the time to give clear comments/suggestions when needed. I was at a loss with the research paper that we had to write, I
pushed through it and was completely happy to see the suggestions she made to me for improvement.
Question: Explain: University facilities
Really enjoyed the integration of technology and iPads!
The course was on online and we were provided with iPads to aid in our coursework. They work fine, but some of the blackboard screens will not scroll all the
way down, however that is a software issue versus hardware.
Question: Strengths of the course
Intergration of Technology and an instructor that was passionate about the subject area- and organized and on top of things!
This moved at a pace that was not overwhelming as a first year graduate student with a full time job and personal responsibilities.
Question: Weaknesses of the course
Heavy coursework in a short period of time
Question: Would like my instructor to know
Thank you for making expectations clear and always willing to help!
I appreciate her willingness to answer questions in a reasonable amount of time. I also appreciate that even though our courses are completely online, we still
feel a personal connection with her!
Question: My favorite class session was...because..
The use of Animoto and Tellagami! Really neat tools
Each tech tool was so amazing to me. This is right up my ally because I am able to use them in my classroom NOW. Education is a fast paced profession,
technology helps to keep up with that pace.
Question: Most beneficial assignment was...because..
Multiple Intelligence to dig deep into how my brain learns Most all of our assignments were beneficial!
Each of the refections were beneficial and having to respond to our classmates was also beneficial, because it encouraged us to share our opinions and
thoughts, and respond to other's opinions and thoughts respectfully.
Question: Least beneficial assignment was...because..
Learning Theory Paper had difficulty finding good sources
Question: Would not change..
anything about this course.

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