Attributes of Effective Educators : Attributes of Effective Educators By Rory Prue
EMS Instructor Development Topics : Topics Professionalism
Research in the classroom
Creativity in Teaching Professionalism : Professionalism Integrity
Teamwork & Diplomacy
Respect Developing Teaching Philosophy : Developing Teaching Philosophy Create sense of community
Ensure Education is two-way interaction
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
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
Other Healthcare Professionals
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
Comfortable Confidentiality : Confidentiality Students have rights too!
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
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
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
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.