Welcome to The Teaching Practice, the Delphi Center’s new blog.  We have chosen The Teaching Practice as our title because teaching professionals — much like lawyers, doctors and counselors — can benefit from engaging in reflective discussion, accessing the latest research, and stepping back to hone their professional practice.

We believe that just as we’re never done learning, we’re never done with improving our teaching.

We are excited to pilot this teaching-themed blog during Spring 2013.

The purposes of our blog are to provide timely access to relevant information about teaching and learning in higher education, create a go-to space for UofL faculty to find resources, and foster a community of practice and active dialogue among our teaching colleagues.

As a participant of this pilot project, you have been asking us for ways to keep up with the latest developments in pedagogy in both low- and high-tech teaching settings and we’ve created this online space to help make that happen.

The Delphi Center blog editorial team of Drs. Patty Payette, Steve Dwinnells, Marie Kendall Brown, and Michelle Rodems will be creating content and curating resources to share with you.  We invite you to respond to our blog posts and become part of the conversation!

How to make the most of the blog:

Blog posts appear on the blog in chronological order. The main blog page provides a short preview of each post. Click “keep reading” to read the full post.

To find older posts, you have a few options:

  • Scroll further down.
  • Look in the “recent posts” list off to the right of the screen.
  • Use the search box and type in a keyword.
  • Use the “tag cloud” to locate topics about which you want to know more.

Options to make it easy to keep up with the blog:

  • Bookmark the link so it’s easy to find.
  • If you already have a WordPress blog, follow the blog by clicking the “Follow” button at the top of the screen. The blog will then appear in your WordPress “reader.”
  • Get RSS feeds for our posts or for comments. RSS feeds bring posts to YOU. You can learn more about RSS from this helpful short video. You’ll find RSS feeds in the column to the left of our posts.

To participate in the conversation:

  • In addition to reading the posts, share your thoughts, ideas, and feedback on the posts by clicking in the “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom of a post.
  • Read others’ comments and respond.

Inspired to write your own post? Email michelle.rodems@louisville.edu to learn more.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: New Semester Resources: Getting the New Year off to a Great Start | The Teaching Practice

  2. We are starting a new mentoring program at the School of Dentistry, called Great Grands. We are pairing freshmen dental students with senior dental students. It is our hope that it will offer an effective tool to decrease anxiety as the students start to treat patients and perhaps resolve some common first year problems. As our class size has increased from 80 to 120 it will give an additional avenue to more personal attention.
    P. Gay Baughman, D.M.D.

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