Jody Janati has an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership, and a M.A. degree in Speech Communication. She currently teaches in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. Her primary interest area pertains to interpersonal conflict resolution strategies. She offers a variety of public and professional workshops on conflict reduction tactics and effective interpersonal communication skills throughout the year. During her academic career she has held a number of administrative positions in higher education and has taught at a number of colleges in the metro area. Courses include: public speaking, conflict and negotiation, small group communication, success strategies, organizational communication and interpersonal communication. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.communicationinnovation.vpweb.com
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. ---Socrates I value education and view teaching as an opportunity for me to inspire, shape and empower students. My teaching philosophy is aligned with the idea that the classroom is a vehicle for a dynamic learning experience for instructor and students alike. I view my role as a facilitator who both guides students to formulate questions and who stimulates interactive learning among learners. I tend to use Socratic questioning methods, which sparks individual creativity and invigorates learners. I encourage diverse vantage points and dialectic thinking across all students and find it very rewarding for students to learn from others’ experiences. I work to engage students by learning each of their names and validating their contributions in the class. I want them to feel present and participate. I am deliberate in my classroom management and strive to provide a fair learning environment. In the role of instructor, I am attentive to the needs of my students, but also promote the concept that students are responsible for their own learning. I am mindful of an instructor’s position as role model and am aware that I have the ability to effectively create a profound learning experience within the context of my classroom.
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Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership MA in Speech Communication BS in Communication
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