CSU Sessional Teachers Welcome Video Series (14 x 5 mins)

 

These videos have been created by CSU to help new teachers find their feet and give their students a high quality learning experience.

Topics include assessment and feedback, engaging students, innovation in teaching and much more.

Sessional Academic Staff Videos
0. Key Topics 2016 Trailer – https://youtu.be/4FLtwR21ioc
1. Teaching @ CSU – Welcome! – https://youtu.be/Hl-KSh3k6bY

Welcome to CSU!

Meet a few excellent teachers as they introduce you to CSU and offer a variety of perspectives on teaching and student engagement.  This video demonstrates the diversity of teaching style and practice at CSU.
Part 1 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s best teachers.

 

2. The Keys to Successful Teaching – https://youtu.be/_lDGEquJL7Y                        

Preparation is the key to successful teaching.
Experienced CSU teachers offer advice on a range of preparation techniques including alignment with learning outcomes, familiarisation with content and venues and engagement of students.  They discuss the impact of preparation on student confidence, student engagement and teaching resilience.
Part 2 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s best teachers.

 

3. Assessment @ CSU – https://youtu.be/Yf62mVTBN30                                                   

Making assessment meaningful and engaging.
Experienced CSU teachers offer advice on creating assessments that reinforce learning outcomes and motivate students to learn.  They discuss a range of innovative assessment techniques to improve student engagement and build student capabilities.
Part 3 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s best teachers.

 

4. Tips for Marking Assessments – https://youtu.be/ZN2LhIgcFeU                             

Marking requires discipline and is critical to good teaching practice.
Meet a few CSU teachers who offer suggestions on the value of setting appropriate standards, rubrics and innovative marking strategies.  They discuss the value of flexibility around student needs and managing one’s expectations.
Part 4 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s best teachers.

 

5. Assessment and Giving Feedback – https://youtu.be/zKV3tdNTQrM                   

Effective feedback is crucial to student engagement and learning.
Experienced CSU teachers share their views on the importance of feedback and how to deliver powerful, constructive feedback.  They discuss different types  of feedback and approaches required to deliver difficult feedback.
Part 5 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

6. Facing Challenges in Teaching – https://youtu.be/oi_Qluyz1v0                             

Every teacher faces challenges.
These experienced CSU teachers open up about the things they find challenging in their role as teachers, from managing classroom behaviour to avoiding bad words to finding ways to connect with distance students.
Part 6 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

                                    

7. Lessons Learned –  https://youtu.be/PldeHjaTFLU                  

Teaching is a learning process.  We can always do something better next time.
This group of excellent CSU teachers share what they’ve learned by not getting it right the first time.  These stories encompass communication techniques, teaching philosophy, classroom presence and a willingness to try new things.
Part 7 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

8. Student Engagement in Online Teaching – https://youtu.be/YD-PgvM_18M        

Engaging students online is a perennial challenge for most teachers.
Find out how some of CSU’s best teachers get the basics right to make sure their students participate and achieve their learning goals.  They discuss the importance of online engagement and how to create a personal presence, set up engaging resources and unlock student motivation.
Part 8 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

9. Student Engagement Teaching Face to Face – https://youtu.be/j0lCu-5XrFs        

Student engagement is crucial to participation and learning.
Experienced CSU teachers share their views on the how to maximise student engagement.  They discuss classroom arrangement, teaching presence and student motivation.  They also share a wide range of innovative teaching techniques and emphasise the importance of learning activities.
Part 9 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

10. Reflecting on My Teaching! – https://youtu.be/kQmzdHV7vKY                            

Teaching develops wisdom.
Experienced and respected CSU teachers share the wisdom they have gained over their years of teaching.  They discuss their deep insights about respecting students, teaching difficult topics and finding their way through difficult situations.
Part 10 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

             

11. Innovative Teaching @ CSU – https://youtu.be/e1xy7xP9pOk          

Innovative teaching practices can be rewarding.
Experienced and respected CSU teachers share some of their innovative techniques to engage students and improve learning outcomes.  They don’t always run smoothly the first time!  Innovations include technology to reduce student isolation, problem solving in lectures, large group discussion and bringing the real world into the classroom.  Other innovations include games, songs, lollies and drawing, all underpinned by solid pedagogical theory of course.
Part 11 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

 

12. Identifying your Teaching Strengths – https://youtu.be/wtV3GxWDz4E              

What makes a great teacher?
We asked respected CSU teachers what they thought.  Student-centred, industry savvy, caring, responsive and willing to try new things are a few of the responses.
Part 12 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

                                

13. Tips For New Teachers –  https://youtu.be/VB0aMTCnpFQ            

A new teaching role can seem daunting but there’s lots of support.
These tips from experienced and respected CSU teachers might help you find your feet, have some fun and do a great job.  They share tips on asking for help and getting the right support, engaging with students and learning from mistakes.
Part 13 of 13, this video series offers practical advice and stories of experience from some of CSU’s finest.

These videos were produced by Kogi Naidoo and Bruce Stenlake of the Learning Academy and Tony Kavanagh (filming) and Adam Webster (filming, editting and completing) of the Media Services Team.