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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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
In this festive season, we freely share our good cheer and, not to mention, our wealth with others. Sharing is the one of the most valued of human qualities. Our ability to share and work cooperatively is what distinguishes us … Continue reading
Recently, I had to express my teaching philosophy in 1 to 2 pages. This was for an application to teach a course at another institution. I have a lot of thoughts about teaching, but I have never before had to … Continue reading
In a previous post (Sept. 16, 2013), I wrote about my plans to try out the flipped classroom format with one of my business law classes. I teach three sections of a business law course. I chose one of those … Continue reading
Today, I heard Malala Yousafzai speak. She was being interviewed on The Current (CBC Radio One). To listen to Malala is to be inspired. I am awestruck by her courage, her humanity and her force of conviction. It is no wonder … Continue reading
In my dreams, my students pore over every carefully crafted word in my syllabus. In reality, I know that many of my students pay as much atttention to my syllabus as they do to Facebook user agreements. Many of us, … Continue reading
An eternal challenge: how to explain an abstract concept that makes it real and understandable to students. In the business law course I am teaching this semester to accounting students, I have a few minutes to explain the abstract legal … Continue reading
Further to my post about my plans to flip my classroom, I read with interest a recent Business Week article which mentioned that professors at Wharton Business School are using their online course materials to flip their face-to-face MBA classes. … Continue reading