I continue to look for ways to improve my instructional delivery of material to my students. One of the best places I have found for doing that, is to visit the lunch room. Not only do I enjoy eating, but talking with my fellow instructors helps me to bounce idea off of them and to gain ideas from them. Many times someone, or myself, will bring up a topic and talk about how the students really struggle to get such and such. Often someone else will chime in with, I’ve tried this or that and found that the students understood it a bit better with that approach. Also, in the Math department we have had different instructors, in our mid-semester meetings, share ways that they have approached teaching certain topics in their classes. I have been fortunate to have been a member of a large department so that there have been many different folks in the lunch room from which to learn and gain ideas. There is a lot of good local talent here at GCC, use it. It has worked for me.
P.S. Maybe someday I’ll get it perfect. It could happen.