“All I Needed to Know about College Teaching I Learned as a High School Teacher” is an essay written by Adam Golub published in the online journal Hybrid Pedagogy. Adam was a former high school teacher who continued his teaching career right into the college and university classroom. The essay highlights the key pedagogical habits that Adam has learned and sustained over the years.
Although the title of this essay makes it sound as though the content will be high school biased, the essay is actually just a great reflective piece of how one instructor approaches his teaching. The following excerpt from the article is a great representation of the content within.
“I don’t presume that what I have described above is the only or best way to teach. It merely represents a set of pedagogical habits I developed as a high school teacher that continue to shape the way I approach college instruction. In my experience, there is no institutional divide when it comes to good teaching.”
After you read this essay, ask yourself what you have learned in the field, or industry, or even past teaching jobs that has added value to your teaching? What aspects of those past experiences do you still utilize when teaching today?