Narrated presentation

Four Ways To Fight The ‘Super Teacher’ Myth

Jessamyn Neuhaus

Jessamyn Neuhaus

This narrated presentation provides four practical considerations to help you fight the 'super teacher' myth.

This presentation was created in collaboration with and narrated by Jessamyn Neuhaus, Professor of US history and Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY), USA, and the author of Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to be Effective Teachers (West Virginia University Press, WVUP, 2019).

The transcript of this presentation is available to download OneHE_Jessamyn Neuhaus_transcript.pdf.


  1. How has the super teacher myth shaped your view of teaching and learning?
  2. What specific things can you do to cultivate teaching with a growth mindset?
  3. What skills, knowledge, ability, and advocacy in your teaching context, in your positionality will increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion?
  4. What regular practices can you incorporate into teaching in order to recognise and celebrate your efficacy?

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