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Attributes of Effective Educators : 

Attributes of Effective Educators By Rory Prue 2009 EMS Instructor Development

Topics : 

Topics Professionalism Research in the classroom Ethics Creativity in Teaching

Professionalism : 

Professionalism Integrity Empathy Self-Motivation Appearance Effective Communication Self-Confidence Time Management Teamwork & Diplomacy Respect

Developing Teaching Philosophy : 

Developing Teaching Philosophy Create sense of community Ensure Education is two-way interaction Give Respect Be Accountable Make Learning Fun Make appropriate application of learning Lifelong Learning Goal

Elements of Professionalism : 

Elements of Professionalism Professionals subordinate their own interest to interest of others Professionals adhere to highest ethical and moral standards Professionals respond to social needs Professionals demonstrate core values Professionals exercise accountability

Elements of Professionalism (Cont.) : 

Elements of Professionalism (Cont.) Professionals demonstrate commitment to excellence Professionals exhibit commitment to scholarship Professionals deal with high levels of complexity and uncertainty Professionals reflect upon their actions and decisions

Elements of Professionalism (Cont.) : 

Elements of Professionalism (Cont.) Professionals create a nonpolitical environment Professionals respect confidentiality Professionals strive to have their students succeed and surpass them

Conflicts : 

Conflicts What kind of conflicts can arise in teaching EMS?

Ethics : 

Ethics What are Ethics? What is the difference between Ethics and Morales? As educators are we held to a higher standard?

Ethics for the EMS Educator : 

Ethics for the EMS Educator Responsibility to Students Ethics of Student Evaluation Ethics of Counseling Ethics of Diversity Ethics of Personal Relationships Ethical Responsibilities as Professional Educators Ethical Responsibilities to Colleagues Ethical Relationships to EMS Community & General Public

Social Needs : 

Social Needs What are the needs of the community? As Instructors how can/should you be involved?

Core Values : 

Core Values Honesty Integrity Caring Compassion Altruism Empathy Respect for others Trustworthiness

Accountability : 

Accountability To whom are you, as EMS Instructors accountable?

Excellence : 

Excellence Must commit to maintaining competency Must stay current Must continue to acquire knowledge Must commit to development of new skills

Maintaining Excellence : 

Maintaining Excellence Subject knowledge Fellow Instructors Students Other Healthcare Professionals Patients Periodicals Conferences

Scholarship : 

Scholarship Knowledge of research methods Conduct literature searches Evaluation of research for use in class Presentation of research

Complexity : 

Complexity Do EMS instructors need to practice the same type of independence as EMS providers? Don’t rely on canned curricula. Develop material appropriate for your audience.

Self-Reflection : 

Self-Reflection Always evaluate your methods Always try to improve

Classroom Environment : 

Classroom Environment Safe Nonpolitical Respectful Fun Comfortable

Confidentiality : 

Confidentiality Students have rights too! FERPA laws Student’s records are confidential

Student Success : 

Student Success It is ok to have your students become more successful than you. Your success should depend on your students’ success. If your students are successful then you are successful.

Creativity in Teaching : 

Creativity in Teaching Teaching Methodologies Delivery Beyond the textbook

Creativity : 

Creativity “According to Thomas L. Schwenk & Neal Whitman, all effective instructors have one attribute in common—they present creative lessons that stimulate their students and make learning easier.” (Cason, D., 2006, p. 11)

Stages of Creativity : 

Stages of Creativity Preparation stage Incubation stage Illumination stage Verification stage

Presentation Stage : 

Presentation Stage Decide what students need to know Investigate the subject Brainstorm with other instructors

Incubation Stage : 

Incubation Stage Allow time for the subconscious to work on the topic This step can take time so you should not wait until the last minute to begin the creative stages

Illumination Stage : 

Illumination Stage Organize the content Think of ways to present the material Come up with novel & exciting ways to present the material Read books on adding humor Read books on ways to present material Talk to other instructors Find out what works and what does not

Verification Stage : 

Verification Stage Material is presented Validity is tested Feedback sought Did students receive the desired information? Are there better ways to present the material?

Keeping Your Batteries Charged : 

Keeping Your Batteries Charged Have and set goals Produce Quality work Cultivate your image LOVE WHAT YOU DO! Find a mentor Support your boss Focus on lifelong learning

Conclusion : 

Conclusion Decide what type of instructor you want to be. Develop a teaching philosophy. Identify attributes of effective teachers. Understand characteristics of professionalism. Decide to be ethical. Strive to be fair, humorous, and honest.

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