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Always changing, always improving: Resources to support your teaching development

Published by Mark Bodnar
Line drawing of a person pointing to a graph on a screen  “Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.
   Dylan Wiliam, from a keynote speech at the SSAT Conference in 2012: Every Teacher Can Improve

I firmly believe the quotation above; there is always room for improvement in teaching. And even if we approach perfection (one can dream!), the context is always changing: students enter our classes with different experiences and expectations, the resources and tools we teach with are replaced (remember overheads?), and our own understanding of what counts as "good teaching" evolves. The goal posts keep moving, but that's okay because there's a special kind of joy in creatively seeking new ways to explain, engage, and educate.

With all that in mind, I recently created a new guide for the instructors in Business & Economics: Teaching resources for business & economics. I've tried to streamline access to the wealth of economics- and business-specific resources available to help you refine, revamp, and re-energize your teaching.

Screen capture of the table of contents from the new guide to Teaching Resources for Business & Economics.

Line drawing of a person pointing to a lightbulb (meant to indicate teaching)As you can see from the new guide's table of contents, I've listed resources found on key association sites as well as elsewhere at SFU, but I've also identified resources from the SFU Library collection such as bus/econ teaching journals and sources for data, news, and case studies that you can use in your classes.

And, of course, there's a section on our many (many!) ebooks and print books on the topic, most of which are focused on specific topics and disciplines within our subjects (e.g, health economics and international business).

Here's a tiny sample of the ebooks available to you at SFU... check out the new guide for more suggestions!

As always... just send me an email if you have any questions!

-- Mark
Mark Bodnar
Business & Economics Librarian