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Crafting a Teaching Persona

Kira Marshall-McKelvey
In the past, crafting a teaching persona has been theorized as “wearing a mask.” During pandemic times, many of us must select literal masks to wear in the classroom. Much like other forms of dress, these masks communicate something about our personas to students. Similarly, crafting a teaching persona involves cultivating a metaphorical “mask.” This workshop covers how and why we present certain personas to students and offers strategies for developing intentional and consistent “teaching selves.”
In this workshop, we will explore the following questions:
  • Is there anything wrong with presenting different faces to my students?
  • Should I continue to work on presenting a coherent persona in class, or is the hope of finding one a delusion?
  • What kind of persona will help students learn most effectively?

Learning outcomes for this workshop include:
  • Develop consistent teaching personas
  • Consider how certain roles and attributes configure into teaching personas
Dates and Times:
October 12 - October 12, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2021 11:00 AM
Registration is closed.
TILT 104
Learn More:
Kira Marshall-McKelvey, kira.marshall-mckelvey@colostate.edu