Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Annual Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award

“Do good work. Then share it with people.” 
This comes from a book called Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon and it made me think of the instructors that I have met over the years that embody The Art of Instruction, The Power of Engagement and foster The Spark of Discovery.

Some of the most creative, effective and engaging people are in front of introductory economics classes every day. They are true Economist Educators because they understand that instruction is an art and a gift that we give to the future.

Believe me, I know. I have been schlepping around college campuses since the earth cooled and I am never more energized, delighted and hopeful as when I sit across from one of these folks while they tell me about their love of teaching economics and the cool things they are doing with and for their students. They go the extra mile, learn the latest techniques, seek out the best tools and resources, take risks, experiment, fall down, get up---and all in a quest to be the best educator they can be.

It is so important that this great work is celebrated, shared and spread to other Economist Educators. This is the idea behind the Economics Teaching Conference that Cengage Learning does  every fall with the Gulf Coast Economics Association and this is the idea behind---

The First Annual
Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award
Sponsored by South-Western, a part of Cengage Learning

 CLICK HERE to learn how you can get your best work out to the world and win a trip to our conference this fall in Orlando to present your ideas. Winners can also receive a cash award for themselves and their academic department.
More to follow!
Please share this with your colleagues. Let me know if you have questions.

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