A new year has begun and it is time to set new goals. As an educator, you likely seek resources to help you with continued development of your instructional practice strategies and skills. Dr. J has a professional development sale just for you. There are two books written specifically for development of your online teaching practices: Transform Online Teaching: Expert Strategies and Essential Resources Every Educator Needs, written as a product of his work in the field of distance learning for over 15 years, along with Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning. Both are certain to inspire you to continue to develop the best of your skills.
Would you like to take your online teaching practice to the next level by improving how you teach and the strategies you use to teach your students? Transform Online Teaching was written to provide you with a professional development opportunity. You can choose to read it from beginning to end, or you can choose a chapter to review at the start of each course you are assigned to teach. You may also find it useful to review specific topics of interest after you have conducted a self-assessment at the end of a class.
The purpose of this book is to provide you with strategies and resources Dr. J learned and implemented throughout his career, working as an online educator, faculty development specialist, Faculty Director, Faculty Manager, Dean, Faculty Development Manager, and Chief Academic Officer. For over ten years he has interviewed, hired, trained, mentored, and reviewed the performance of hundreds of online faculty members. Dr. J's hope is that you are inspired as an online educator to develop engaging instructional practices, connect with students in a meaningful manner, and perform your very best.
For the second book, Dr. J developed an innovative approach to online teaching with an instructional strategy called Appreciative Andragogy. This takes Appreciative Inquiry, an organizational developmental strategy, and combines it with the principle of teaching adults called Andragogy.
Appreciative Andragogy emphasizes the positive nature of adult learning and the enhanced view of self that will occur through supportive interactions with an instructor. Through the use of appreciative andragogy as an instructional method, an instructor may have a tool that can build nurturing relationships and increase the instructor's presence within an online classroom environment. With a positive approach to student development the student is likely to experience a greater sense of motivation, engagement in the classroom, and improved performance overall.
Now you can learn about this innovative instructional strategy in Dr. J's book, Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning.
Both books will be signed by the author, Dr. Bruce A. Johnson.
Added Bonus: As an added bonus, you'll receive Dr. J's brand-new coffee mug for this Professional Development Sale.
To learn more and take advantage of this special sale, please use this link: http://www.drbruceajohnson.com/resources/educator-bundle-3-transform-online-teaching-appreciative-andragogy-plus-bonus