Dr. Patricia A. Smith, Visiting Associate Professor
- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, English Education – Boston University, 2002
I have been very fortunate in my career! I have loved every moment of working with teachers and teacher candidates as they strive to move forward in their careers.
In which online program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
EDUC 9005: Dynamic Perspectives in Education
EDUC 7014: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
In what ways do you connect with online students?
I have always believed that collaboration is the key to learning. Through working with one another, we can expand our thinking by exchanging perceptions about what we read and think.
What do you want your students to take away from class?
I want them to enjoy learning for the sake of learning.
Why did you start teaching?
I have a love of exchanging ideas with people.
What advice would you give to your online students?
READ! READ! READ!
What qualities make someone particularly successful in education?
Love of learning!
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
“Far from the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy
Tell us something your students may not know about you:
I love watching the Pats, the Sox, and the Bruins!
What do you do when you need a laugh?
Watch little kids play! They are so much fun!