Dr. Strong’s Approach to Classroom Teaching
Dr. Strong’s approach to teaching is influenced by her experiences as a student, instructor, and a person. She believes that there is a strong interaction between the environment, the student, and the teacher in adult learning. She sees value in developing a learning community in which students feel safe to be challenged and take risks, while instructors model valued behaviors and embrace the diversity of all learners. The teaching methods she uses include simulation, case-based learning, group work, self-reflection, and connecting knowledge learned on campus to community resources. I also value using technology in the classroom. Additionally, she is passionate that that we must be open to learning from people living with communication disorders as they are experts in the firsthand life experience of what it is like to have challenges communicating. In preparing students for professional work, Dr. Strong places importance on active learning opportunities and include hands on competencies where students can demonstrate putting their knowledge into action to solve clinically based problems.
Dr. Strong currently teaches the following courses: