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This website is a repository of ideas and perceptions of best practices in education collected during my teaching and learning experiences on two continents. I hope these insights are helpful for faculty, teachers and professional development providers! Learning in all levels of education happens in the same way , but instruction must certainly be adapted to the needs of your students.
Teaching is such a wonderful profession, because we get to share a part of our students' journey of life. We are trusted with great responsibility, because our words may have a lifelong impact. All teachers I know want to positively affect the lives of the students they teach. However, being a teacher is not always easy.
Students' academic performance depends on many other factors in addition to what the teacher does. Learning doesn't always require instruction. We learn pretty much on our own from our everday experiences. Instruction doesn't always lead to learning. But in IDEAL situations these two processes balance each other.
I help faculty and teachers to improve learning in their classroom and provide 3C tools to make learning and teaching more effective and enjoyable. These tools are compatible with all curricula and instructional design models, and they reflect the best pedagogical practices outlined by American Psychological Association publication Top 20 Principles. Because Nina's Notes focuses on supporting the learning process, also discussions about Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) are an important part of the support for faculty and teachers. Here is a one-page overview of SRL for adult online learners.
Click here to email Nina for any questions. And click here to find Nina's Notes about teaching and learning.
I hope you enjoy!