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Four Common Teaching Traps and How to Avoid Them

Learn how to identify each of the four most common teaching problems, explore their implications, and understand warning signs and solution. Discover how to recognize misalignment, expert blind spots, content overload, and over-identification.

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Four issues cause the lion’s share of serious teaching problems: expert blind spot, misalignment, content overload, and over-identification.

These four pitfalls—referred to as the Four Horsemen by the presenters of this seminar—can profoundly undermine student learning and motivation and cause countless headaches and setbacks for faculty. By taking a proactive approach and understanding where these issues stem from, its much easier to recognize and avoid them.

In this Magna Online Seminar, presented by Marie Norman, PhD and Michael Bridges, PhD, you’ll learn how to identify each of the four most common teaching problems, explore their implications, and understand warning signs and solutions. This in turn will help save you time and energy, and ensure the good will of your students over the long term.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize four serious teaching pitfalls
  • Describe their effects on student learning and motivation
  • Identify useful tips for avoiding them

Here’s what we’ll cover!

  • Expert blind spot
  • Misalignment
  • Content overload
  • Over-identification

Who should attend?

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Program Directors
  • Curriculum Designers

Why you don’t want to miss this!

By leveraging the strategies discussed in this seminar and gaining a deeper understanding of the most common teaching issues, you’ll be able to increase student success rates and avoid various teaching challenges.

Teaching is complicated work and many issues-pedagogical, but also technological, logistical, administrative, and curricular-impact the effectiveness of instruction. The four most common teaching traps do not represent every teaching problem. Many of the most subtle and hard-to-detect problems are those which affect learning, performance, and motivation most profoundly, demoralizing faculty and students in the process. By staying attentive to the four teaching traps discussed in this presentation, you’ll be better able to avoid these subtle problems.

This engaging seminar presents some familiar ideas in a way you may have never considered—you’ll get an insiders look at the most common teaching challenges and gain useful tips for mitigating them. Register today!

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available on-demand.

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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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