By Kelly Beischel Well, I’ve done it. I registered to run my first race. It’s called the Warrior Run: The Race for Life. I’m excited and scared at the same time. I’ve never run a race before. In fact, the thought of running in front of other people terrifies me. While simultaneously training for this race and planning my fall courses I’ve noticed the many similarities between training for a race and teaching. Neither of these tasks are inherently easy but certainly made easier with resources and planning. Start with Objectives The Couch to 5K app guides my training process, just as the objectives I establish for each class guides my teaching. Having a clear understanding of what I expect students to learn by the finish of class is key. The objectives are the foundation of course decisions, the center from which everything else flows. Prepare the way I bought a new pair of running shoes, a few pairs of socks and leggings (to keep everything in one place :)) in preparation for my training. I also planned out which direction I was going to run, the course I was going to take. This is especially important when teaching. Strategically planning the content, evaluation methods, teaching strategies, and student […]
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What People Are SayingDr. Kelly Beischel bridges learning with interesting, relateable experiences and fun activities. She reaches out to students to meet their learning styles and keeps her students engaged. Through my 4 years of nursing school no teacher has left a greater impression on me. I have no doubt that the lessons she has taught will stay with me throughout my career.- Mary Schuessler RN, BSNWords cannot express how much I have learned from you…from how to manage a classroom, to preparing educational material, to how to communicate with young adults. You have inspired me to teach.- Anna Herbert, RN
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