Introduction to Teaching Online

What is the most logical and fair minded way for YOU to teach online?

The purpose of these weekly practicesis to determine the most logical and fair minded way to teach online.


The meaning of sadhana.

Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity. Sadhana means you are using everything as a tool to open to the flow of natural experience.

Natural experience opens your connection to understanding and wisdom as it naturally comes and goes in the give and take of the river of life.

Sadhguru & T.Y. Pang

The meaning of true education.

True education should wake up the Innate Humanity inside of you. When you reach a higher level of practice and understanding, you learn to harmonize yourself inside, then you become able to harmonize with other people, and with outside situations.

T.Y. Pang

The Promise

It is up to you to make the time for practice; the more you practice the more you will learn.

Time is a created thing. To say I don’t have time,’ is like saying, I don’t want to.

― Lao Tzu

Since the turn of the century there has been a need for online learning. Yet, only a third of faculty accept the “value and legitimacy of online education,” Online Education Ascends.

Do YOU view online learning as valuable and legitimate? This rigorous practice will help you uncover your purpose and plan for teaching online.


Set Practices

Each set is a delicious mix of ingredients from various online instructional design principles, the Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking, and Tai Chi practices by T. Y. Pang.

  • Begin to rethink teaching online.
  • Begin to plan an online course.
  • Begin to decide what online resources to use.
  • Begin to decide what online activities to create.
  • Begin to decide how to use assessment to help learners improve.
  • Begin to decide how to connect and be present online.
  • Begin to decide how to continuously improve.

  1. You will practice planning, finding, evaluating, analyzing, and applying information aligned to your purpose for teaching online.
  2. You will think critically by assessing your reasoning for clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logicalness, significance and fairness.
  3. You will determine the most logical and fair minded way to teach online.

How Does it Work?

A Practice Community of Inquiry

A community of Inquiry is a group of learners who practice and collaborate with each other in a purposeful critical way. Reflection is used to construct personal meaning. Everyone practices together to make sure there is a mutual understanding among the group.


A Practice Community of Ohana

Ohana is a Hawaiian term meaning “family”. The term is connected to Māori kōhanga, meaning “nest”. The root word ʻohā refers to the root or corm of the kalo, or taro plant, which Kanaka Maoli consider to be their cosmological ancestor.

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What are the requirements?

We are a world of thoughts. Some we accept as true, others we reject as false. Often thoughts we think are true are false, unsound, or misleading, and often thoughts we think are false and trivial are true and significant. We do not see truth naturally. We make up things to fit our preconceived views the world and often shift them to fit our changing feelings. Selfishness and narrow-mindedness are deeply influential in most lives. We distort reality!

We need a process to help us think better. We need to become aware of our thinking if we want to reasonably decide what to accept and what to reject. Critical thinking is that systematic process. Intellectual Virtues, Elements of Thought, and Intellectual Standards make up the path of critical thinking process, orientation, and in the finest cases, a way of living. 

  • For teachers it provides a shared concept of critical thinking.
  • For students it introduces critical thinking and provides strategies for developing one’s own critical thinking.

REQUIREMENT: Please complete the following activities before you begin your Introduction to Online Learning practice :0) Thank you!

Required Activities

1. Intellectual Virtues
  1. Read/watch the Intellectual Virtues content.
  2. Complete the Intellectual Virtues Practice Activity
2. Elements of Thought
  1. Read/watch the Elements of Thought content.
  2. Complete the Elements of Thought Practice Activity
3. Intellectual Standards
  1. Read/watch the Intellectual Standards content.
  2. Complete the Intellectual Standards Practice Activity
What is my practice?
Your practice is a series of active learning practices to help you determine the most logical and fair minded way to teach online.

I. Absorb

Content web pages prepare you for practice. Reads/watch the content before beginning each Do practice.

II. Do

Google document activities you complete for planning, finding, evaluating, analyze, and apply information aligned to your purpose for teaching online.

III. Post

Your completed Google document activities are posted to the Google Classroom Stream for feedback from other learners.

Posting to Google Classroom Stream

III. Connect

You ask a question on two other learner’s completed activities assignments. Activities are chosen from the Google Classroom Stream.

IV. Reflect

You complete a Google form reflecting on what you did and how you intend to apply new ideas.

Where do I practice?

Google Classroom. After you register, you will get an email confirmation asking you to join our Google Classroom.

When do I practice?

When and what you do is up to you. This selfdirected learning is a series of practice sets in which each learner takes the initiative, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, and choosing and implementing appropriate learning learning strategies, and evaluating learning outcomes. (Malcolm Knowles, 1975, p. 18)

Knowles, M. (1975) Self-directed learning: A guide for learners and teachers, New York: Cambridge Books.

Self Directed Learning- learning how to learn.

Ohana cohorts are an available for groups of learners who prefer to work together and help each other succeed.

What tools do I use to practice?

I. Absorb

Mindthink content web pages

II. Do

Google Documents (you need a Google account)

III. Post & IV. Connect

Google Classroom

IV. Reflect

Google Forms
How much time will my practice take?

Estimates vary widely depending on each learners technology skills and aptitude to learn asynchronously. Typically 2-4 hours per set.

It is up to you to make the time for practice; the more you practice the more you will learn. Time is a created thing. To say I don’t have time,’ is like saying, I don’t want to. 

Lao Tzu
When is my practice finished?

After you complete each set you will receive a badge. After you complete all 7 sets you will receive a Completion Certificate.

What Do I Get?


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