I'm Wayland Chau and welcome to The Reflective Prof! I hope to share my thoughts and insights on teaching undergraduate students. I am a professor of business law at the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College. Most of my students are in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. I strive to facilitate active learning experiences for my students, using both new online technologies and traditional methods.
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Every once in a while it is good to switch roles by becoming a student. It makes me a better professor by, not just upgrading my knowledge, but also giving me a better sense of the learning experience of my … Continue reading
What do students need and want? As educators, professors grapple with this question for much of our professional lives. One way of answering the question is to focus on a list of core competencies such as Tony Wagner’s seven survival … Continue reading
Given the growing prevalence of so-called helicopter parents, the meeting of parents and professors has become more common. Although I have never had the pleasure yet of speaking to a parent of one of my students, I have witnessed such … Continue reading
I have come to the realization: The less I talk, the more effective I am. Don’t get me wrong. I love the sound of my voice just as much as any other professor. I also have a vast store of … Continue reading
In a previous post, I talked about trying “research wikis” for an assignment in one of my classes last semester. I wanted to test the thinking that, since information is now a commodity, what matters is what you are able to do … Continue reading
I have created YouTube channel with a series of short videos on various legal and tax concepts. These videos are animated PowerPoints with narration (by me). Check it out. Here is one of the videos:
Everyone says that information is now a commodity and that what matters is what you are able to do with information. Almost any information (but not all) is only a few Google searches away. With that thought in mind, I … Continue reading
This semester will present some new challenges for me. These challenges will definitely be a lot of work, but, hopefully, will also be fun and interesting. I am doing three “firsts” this semester: For the first time, I am teaching … Continue reading
I recently attended a faculty meeting at which a TED talk by education guru Tony Wagner was shown. Wagner spoke about 7 skills that students need to succeed in today’s society: 1. Problem-solving and critical thinking 2. Collaboration across networks and leading by … Continue reading