The birds are chirping, and summer graduations are fast approaching. This is always an exciting time of the year! The energy is lifted, and students are looking forward to the summer. Now is the time to ask yourself, “In what ways am I helping my students look forward to class?”.
As an instructor, we always are remixing what we do in the classroom to keep it interesting and fresh. It’s imperative to use your digital resources to keep students engaged. You may have used MindTap for distance learning this past year but now is your chance to step back and truly discover what fun MindTap offers.
If you’re fresh out of ideas and looking for some motivation when teaching with MindTap then check out our MindTap for Educators course. We’ve designed everything with you in mind. It’s simple, straightforward, and most importantly the perfect guide when it comes to preparing your class for digital.
As we know, digital isn’t going anywhere. So, dig deep, prepare to plan, and show off your digital skills in the class. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. All change feels uncomfortable at first. What would you tell your students if they were trying something new? Give yourself that same pep talk and grace when implementing your digital strategies as you spring into digital!
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.