As all good educators know, continual improvement does not happen without critical examination and reflection: therefore, for this year’s New Faculty Institute, I built in a formative assessment.
One of the responses that most moved me was this comment:
I think the biggest takeaway for me from this institute is realizing that good teaching is valued by the state system. Maybe that’s weird to say, but this means a lot when it comes to finding ways to grow and develop as a teacher myself, knowing the commitment and support that exists for good practice.
These words warm my heart because I have known, for years, that the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges does indeed value good teaching.