Tutor profile: Jennifer H.
Subject: Professional Development
Should professional development be delivered in a variety of mediums?
Yes, it should. Just like students, adults have different learning styles. Some people are self-directed enough to complete online professional development. Some people need to sit in a face-to-face session. Many people need to learn by doing but others are content to "sit and get." A professional development creator needs to keep all of these things in mind when building their sessions.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Whose job should it be to censor materials in the library?
A library's collection should be backed up by a strong and clear selection policy. Nobody's opinions should influence the collection. The approved selection policy should be so "cut and dried" that a book easily fits into it or it doesn't.
Henry Ford stated, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." Do you agree or disagree?
Yes, I believe that, to stay young, we must continue to learn. Having our minds challenged keeps us thinking and growing. "Seasoned" teachers should continue to grow their craft by researching and learning about new best practices, new technologies, and new classroom management procedures. This keeps their minds fresh.