Introduction to Teaching Online

What is the most logical and fair minded way for YOU to teach online?

The purpose of these weekly practicesis to determine the most logical and fair minded way to teach online.


The meaning of sadhana.

Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity. Sadhana means you are using everything as a tool to open to the flow of natural experience.

Natural experience opens your connection to understanding and wisdom as it naturally comes and goes in the give and take of the river of life.

Sadhguru & T.Y. Pang

The meaning of true education.

True education should wake up the Innate Humanity inside of you. When you reach a higher level of practice and understanding, you learn to harmonize yourself inside, then you become able to harmonize with other people, and with outside situations.

T.Y. Pang

The Promise

It is up to you to make the time for practice; the more you practice the more you will learn.

Time is a created thing. To say I don’t have time,’ is like saying, I don’t want to.

― Lao Tzu

There is a need for online learning. A third of all students take at least one online course. Without online education enrollments would plummet. Yet, only a third of faculty accept the “value and legitimacy of online education,” Online Education Ascends. Is online learning valuable and legitimate to YOU? If so, why? If not, why not? This practice will help you discover your purpose to begin to understand the most logical and fair minded way for YOU to teach online.

This is an introduction practice to teaching and learning online. No prior knowledge or experience teaching online is needed. All that is required is an open mind. You will:

  • Open your mind to your awareness.
  • Open your mind to your intuition and your “authentic self”.
  • Open your mind to reasonable thinking.
  • Open your mind to connecting and reflecting within a community of critical thinkers.

Weekly Practices

Each practice is a delicious taste of a mix of ingredients from various instructional design principles for online learning, the Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking, and from T. Y. Pang’s, “On Tai Chi” practices.

  1. You will practice how to find, evaluate, analyze, and apply information within your subject area,
  2. You will think critically by assessing your reasoning for clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logicalness, significance and fairness,
  3. You will intuitively open your connection to understanding and wisdom as it naturally comes and goes in the give and take of your practice.


Questions

A Practice Community of Inquiry

A community of Inquiry is a group of learners who practice and collaborate with each other in a purposeful critical way. Reflection is used to construct personal meaning. Everyone practices together to make sure there is a mutual understanding among the group.


A Practice Community of Ohana

Ohana is a Hawaiian term meaning “family”. The term is connected to Māori kōhanga, meaning “nest”. The root word ʻohā refers to the root or corm of the kalo, or taro plant, which Kanaka Maoli consider to be their cosmological ancestor.

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What is my practice?
A series of self directed sadhana sets that are practiced in order help to determine the most logical and fair minded way to teach online.

I. Absorb Set

  1. Complete sadhana practice.
  2. Review content questions and answers.

12 hour break

II. Do Set

  1. Complete the sadhana practice.
  2. Insert answers for each understanding.
  3. Complete analysis of the problem.

12 hour break

III. Connect Set

  1. Complete the sadhana practice.
  2. Post to Ohana Classroom Stream.
  3. Review how to comment
  4. Comment on 2 different Do Set documents.

12 hour break

IV. Reflect Set*

  1. Complete refection form

V. Badge*
*Self-Directed Paths

  1. Accept emailed badge from Badgr
Where do I practice?
Our Ohana Google Classroom

After you register and get your email confirmation you will be invited to the class Introduction to Teaching Online.

On the first day of practice you will get an email with instructions on how to get started how to begin your first sadhana practice with our Ohana in Google Classroom.

When do I practice?
Weekly Practice

I. Absorb Set- Complete by Wednesday

Take a 12 hour break

II. Do Set- Due by Saturday 11:59 pm

Take a 12 hour break

III. Connect Set- Due by Sunday 11:59 pm

IV. Reflect Set*- Due by Monday 11:59pm
(First day of the next pratice week.)

Take a 12 hour break

What tools do I use to practice?

This website, Gmail and Google Drive Tools. For more details see the tools section below.

How much time will my practice take?

Typically 2-5 hours per week for the self-directed paths.

It is up to you to make the time for practice; the more you practice the more you will learn.

When is my practice finished?
What results will I “get” from my practice?

Completion badges are included in the both self-directed paths

Prices can vary significantly depending on the size of your project. We handle projects for small agencies, and also large projects that can run upwards of $200k. Our minimum project cost is $5,000.

How do I get help?

Tools

Ohana Community

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Google Classroom

Learning Artifacts *

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Google Docs

Reflection Artifact *

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Google Forms
* Self directed paths
Artifact Storage *

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Google Drive
Badges *

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