Scott Williams’ Blog on Teaching, Learning, Education, and Other Random Thoughts
Reflections from a community college instructor
Welcome to all!
This blog is intended to be a space for exploring the issues of education, teaching, and learning from the perspective of a community college instructor.
Who am I?
I have a BA in History from Rice University and an MA in History from Penn State University. I have been teaching at Weatherford College since 2006. I teach the US History surveys, both in hybrid and online formats. I am currently the Assistant Department Chair in charge of Assessment for the Social Sciences Department. I also chair the eLearning Advisory Committee and am the co-creator of the Weatherford College Learning Community. I was chosen Faculty Member of the Year in 2014 and received the Jack Harvey Exemplary Teaching Award in 2015.
What is the purpose of this blog?
In many ways, the purpose is self-serving. I like to think out loud about my ideas on teaching and learning. As well, I often use the blog to work through some new teaching ideas that I have.
I also aim for the blog to be a place for discussion of ideas and creation of a community of like-minded people who also want to discuss education as it exists today.
I welcome anyone and everyone to participate and comment throughout. I also welcome contacts, collaboration, and consultation.
So please let me know what you think and reach out to me with any questions, comments, or feedback.
Current Series and Categories (Summer 2020)
You can see the current categorizations of my blog across the banner.
The broadest category is my Thinking About Teaching posts, which you can reach through Education.
I am also running three different series right now:
- Teaching in a Pandemic
- Student Reflection
- Teaching about Race
They are being actively updated and can be reached through the links at the top.