With Dr. Hatton and Eileen DeCourcy at TEP graduation ceremony!
I have been with Humber since September 2008, but last two years' experience as full-time faculty has been invaluable.
Last week I graduated from Humber TEP. A great journey started with Geneva Park new faculty orientation in August 2011 and 'formally' ended with graduation ceremony in June 2013. When it was time to work on a TEP project, I chose to make an educational video for the students entitled, 'introducing businesses in Canada' . For my leadership project, I supported international students' transition to new place and culture.
Also, I started trying new creative assignments in my classes with a focus on learning. My classes are now more engaging and fun loving. I started using technology in the classroom....students just love it ... I started mentoring, coaching and facilitating rather than just 'lecturing/teaching'. I realized my students have access to the content even beyond prescribed textbook...what value am I adding in enhancing their skills and strengths? Though, learning remains a process, a continuous journey with small and big accomplishments at every milestone. TEP provided a platform to experiment innovative teaching techniques. It provided tips and tools to enhance students' engagement and involvement in learning activities. Above all, it advanced my confidence level by breaking so many barriers I was carrying in my mind about teaching and learning.
I acknowledge the efforts of all those who made my journey so interesting and meaningful. I am looking forward to my new role as Program Coordinator, Business Management at North Campus starting Fall 2013.
Thank you Humber for recognizing my talent and providing the support structure to blend in and add value to the Humber's most admired corporate culture.