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Katie G.

Experienced and student-centered HDFS professor

Experienced and student-centered HDFS professor

$50/hour

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I have been teaching Human Development & Family Studies, Human Services, and Psychology classes at the college level since 2008. My PhD is in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and I currently teach at Colorado State University.

I love to teach and at the heart of my teaching philosophy has always been my desire to share knowledge and to foster a love of learning. As such, there are seven principles that provide fundamental structure for me as an educator and...

I have been teaching Human Development & Family Studies, Human Services, and Psychology classes at the college level since 2008. My PhD is in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and I currently teach at Colorado State University.

I love to teach and at the heart of my teaching philosophy has always been my desire to share knowledge and to foster a love of learning. As such, there are seven principles that provide fundamental structure for me as an educator and learner. For the past decade, they have helped maintain my sense of balance, excitement, and professional direction.
1. Teachers must seek out new and exciting methods to disseminate information that promote active learning.
2. Learning is best promoted through creating an environment that is conducive to learning. One that communicates clear expectations and genuine enthusiasm.
3. Teachers must focus on students’ strengths and provide positive feedback that helps students grow academically as well as emotionally.
4. When students are inspired, they are more interested in exploring and they are more comfortable taking risks as learners.
5. Learning in collaboration with students can help them develop a sense of curiosity and a love for learning;
6. A college education should foster a lifetime of intellectual growth and self-examination.
7. The most effective teacher is one who evaluates their teaching and learns from their students and thus becoming a model of the learning process for their students.

I believe learning is and should be fun, but that is not easily accomplished when students are passive learners. I am a major proponent of written and verbal discourse and often use the Socratic Method in my classroom and during online discussions. This helps guide the discussion in a way that is more meaningful to the students and their interests. I also use a variety of writing-to-think exercises to help students explore their thoughts on various topics. Writing-to-think techniques are often informal writing tasks de


Education

Michigan State University
Psychology
Northern Illinois University
Masters
Texas Tech University
PhD

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Subjects

Science

Psychology

$50/hour

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Katie G.

$50/hour

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