Why can change be so slow for faculty?

Dr. Mary Ellen Weimer’s article “Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach?” begins by pointing out that the landscape of today’s classroom remains staunchly the same as it has in the past.

While this fact may come as no surprise to many, Weimer provides insight as to why this is the case by highlighting the common mistakes that occur from those bold enough to attempt change: teacher adversity, unpreparedness for the vested effort that change requires, and solo attempts. The exploration into these issues concludes with the final thought that perhaps it is the way teachers go about change that primarily needs adjustment.

For more information, check out the original article here. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Weimer, Maryellen. “Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach?” Teaching Professor Blog. Faculty Focus, 3 Feb. 2016. Web. 9 Feb. 2016.


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