The Wabash Center Video Series

The “I” That Teaches

A new video project that invites senior scholars to talk about their teaching lives. These scholar-teachers candidly discuss how religious, educational, and family backgrounds inform their vocational commitments. Each video is a candid portrayal of their teaching persona. From the vantage point of a practiced teaching philosophy we get an intimate account of the value and art of teaching well.

“I teach with all that I am,” pronounces Prof. Mitzi Smith. A native of Columbus, Ohio she began her teaching career at Ashland Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. However, Dr. Smith has recently accepted an appointment as the J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Featured Educators: (Links below go to our YouTube channel)

A playlist culled from the web

What is Active Learning? (4:12)
The video introduces “active learning” and its benefits with helpful examples of active learning strategies to employ in face-to-face and online learning environments.

Active Learning Classrooms: Everyone is Engaged! (5:33)
Professor and students in a “high performance work group” at McGill University describe and demonstrate features of the active learning design of their course. The benefits of this experience are also enumerated.

Active Learning: 3 Easy Ways for Higher Education (18:45)
A detailed Powerpoint presentation of 3 active learning strategies: Pause, Asking Questions, and Using Cases or Problems
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