Heather is being modest. She is a pro at online instruction and teaches a fabulous class that way.
Chuck Kalish, Ph.D. Director for Science
Society for Research in Child Development
Address: 1825 K Street NW Suite 325, Washington DC 20006
Pronouns: He/Him/His, They/Them/Their
With over a decade of professional teaching experience, I have taught over a dozen different psychology, human development, and education courses. I approach teaching by focusing on model teaching skills, such as building rapport with students, engaging students, being caring, respectful, and prepared, and by using student-centered and active learning instruction. In all of of my classes, I specifically attempt to move beyond rote memory of course material, rather focuses on building higher-level thinking skills that students can then apply to solve real-world problems. As a result of my approach and dedication to teaching, I have garnered several awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring. These include student-lead awards such as the Psi Chi Excellence in Teaching Award, regional mentorship awards such as the Psi Chi International Regional Faculty Advisor Award for the Rocky Mountain Region to national teaching awards such as the Society for Teaching of Psychology Jane S. Halonen Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In my research, I have explored effective pedagogical approaches to instruction in both k-12 and higher education. Specifically, I investigate the development of cognitive and elaborative processes, model teaching competencies, the efficacy of instructional strategies, and various other topics in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Furthermore, as evident by publishing and presenting research with over 25 undergraduate and graduate students, I strongly believe in mentoring students through the research process in hopes to help shape future leaders in psychology and SoTL research.
In the end, I have dedicated my academic career to studying the improvement of classroom practices and learning.
My name is Nava Ben-Artzey and my research is focused on families with gifted and non-gifted children, in particular, sibling relationship and parent-child interaction. I prefer an integrative perspective that takes into consideration the social-cultural aspects together with psychological perspectives. Hence, my doctoral thesis was the "social representation of cognitive giftedness among parents of gifted and non-gifted children form the center and periphery in Israel". I'm a lecture at Ono Academic College, in Israel, and the manager of the programs of group leader at the 2nd degree at MBA.
I'm glad to participate to be part of this community, and looking to learn from you!