Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

I’m Young, Not Dumb

 As a college instructor, I’m relatively young compared to my peers. I don’t have 20+ years experience teaching nor have I been in the journalism field that long. However, just because I’m young, it does not mean that I’m dumb.

 Academia can be an intimidating environment for newcomers. Ironically, in an industry that is supposed to foster fresh, new learning opportunities, the practices at some colleges and universities often discourage any type of change. The ideology of “that’s not how we do it” stops innovation in its tracks and stalls progress for both faculty and students. Continue reading

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching | , , , , | 1 Comment