Flower Darby

Teaching and learning design
Faculty, author and speaker, USA

Flower Darby celebrates and promotes effective teaching in all class formats to be inclusive, welcoming, and support all students as they learn and succeed. As faculty and an instructional designer, she’s taught community college and university classes for over 24 years in a range of subjects including English, Technology, Leadership, Dance, and Pilates. A seasoned face-to-face and online educator, Flower loves to apply learning science across the disciplines and to help others do the same.

Flower speaks, writes, presents, and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice both nationally and internationally. She has helped educators all over the world become more effective in their work. She is the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, and she’s a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her new book on emotion science and teaching with technology is forthcoming from West Virginia University Press.

Contact: hello@flowerdarby.com

Website: flowerdarby.com

Develop your teaching with Flower Darby
Which Picture Best?
Which Picture Best?
by Flower Darby
This short and simple activity will help you to establish connections with your students in the online classroom by providing insights into student mindset through use of visuals.
Activity
Online Facilitation Refresher
Online Facilitation Refresher
by Flower Darby, Leigh Graves Wolf, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Virna Rossi, Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Mia Zamora
Getting back into the swing of online facilitation? This learning path takes you through the top tips, tools and advice offered by OneHE experts over the last year.
Learning path
Being Present in Your Online Teaching
Being Present in Your Online Teaching
by Flower Darby
Online students, just like on campus students, need educators to be present to guide and facilitate their learning. This course suggests ways in which educators can become intentionally present online.
Course
How to Show Your Presence in Online Classrooms
How to Show Your Presence in Online Classrooms
by Flower Darby
The purpose of this infographic is to bring to notice those little things that can help you show your presence in an online class and make your students feel that you care.
Infographic
Students in the library
Small Teaching: Learning Through Connecting 
by Flower Darby, James M. Lang

One of the things that distinguishes an expert from a novice is the density of connections between facts, concepts and skills. This course explores how we can help student make those connections that deepen understanding.

Course
Establishing the Foundations for Community Online
Establishing the Foundations for Community Online
by Flower Darby
As human beings, we naturally create learning communities in a face-to-face setting. Establishing a sense of community online is just as important and requires more intentionality.
Course

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