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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Tag Archives: Student
Excuses, Excuses: “I missed the exam because….”
We’ve all heard them: “My grandma died”, “I was vomiting all last night”, “My third cousin had a wedding”, “I had pink eye”, …. If I was a grandparent of a college/university student, I would be afraid for my … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged College health, Conjunctivitis, Cousin, Exam, Excuse (legal), jane collins, Saint Mary's University, Student Leave a comment
My Experiment with a Flipped Classroom
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged business law, Class (education), Classroom, Contract, Education, Flip teaching, flipped classroom, Lecture, Student 5 Comments
To Syllabus or Not to Syllabus
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
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What’s a “conflict of interest”?: Explaining abstract concepts
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged abstract concept, Academic term, Concept, Conflict of interest, Education, Law, socrative, Student, teaching Leave a comment
The Flipped Classroom
In a few weeks, I am going to “flip” one of my classrooms. It will not involve any heavy lifting of furniture, but it will involve turning my students’ learning experience upside down. In a traditional classroom, the teacher/professor teaches … Continue reading
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