Innovating with Pandemic Paradoxes: Turning On Our ‘Inner Teacher’

By Long S. Le. (This Article Was Originally Published In Faculty Focus). Before the pandemic, the work-life of a teacher involved a seesaw of competing, conflicting, and contradictory demands. Not surprisingly, a number of us wished we had more time and resources to purposefully manage our personal and professional development. Now, as we face the dynamic nature … Continue reading Innovating with Pandemic Paradoxes: Turning On Our ‘Inner Teacher’

A Teaching Note: Why Donald Schon Is Not Referenced As The Business World Is Seeing the Power of Reflection?

In response to today’s fast-changing and volatile business environment, corporate learning departments are being transformed. Needing to be more agile, organizations are pivoting from the development of skills to the development of mindsets and capabilities — cultivating the ability of employees to learn and grow. From a holistic perspective, a 2019 white paper by BetterUp, a mental health and mobile … Continue reading A Teaching Note: Why Donald Schon Is Not Referenced As The Business World Is Seeing the Power of Reflection?

Developing a Reflective Practice in the Return to Campus: Blogging to Process Out Our Teaching Artistry

By Long S. Le. (This Article Was Originally Published In Faculty Focus) . As teachers entering last fall, many of us had worked on a “20/20” vision of what our remote teaching should and could be, perhaps this was because we knew that our emergency teaching in spring 2020 was adequate but inadequate for the next … Continue reading Developing a Reflective Practice in the Return to Campus: Blogging to Process Out Our Teaching Artistry

Bringing the Spiritual Mind to Business Education and Pandemic Pedagogy Design

By Long S. Le (CLICK ON THE LINKS AND IMAGES IN THE article TO SEE THE ORIGINAL SOURCE AND ITS CONTENT) In Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future, the synthesizing, disciplined, creating, respectful, and ethical minds are prescribed as cognitive capabilities for students to effectively navigate and positively impact a fast changing world. Our world … Continue reading Bringing the Spiritual Mind to Business Education and Pandemic Pedagogy Design

Blogging as a Process of Becoming More Authentic in Our Teaching

By Long S. Le In a recent “check-in” with my international business (IB) course, I told students of being captivated while watching a mixed martial arts fight of Kron Gracie and his ring persona. I highlighted Kron’s family enterprise in innovating Jiu Jitsu in Brazil and its impact on modern day mixed martial arts organizations in … Continue reading Blogging as a Process of Becoming More Authentic in Our Teaching

Design Thinking for Teaching International Business

By Long S. Le In the field of international business education, we know that we want students to combine analytic reasoning with the ability to function effectively in complex scenarios in which context-rooted problems require creative thinkers and problem-solvers. Often times, however, business instructors have overemphasized formal lecture and case method at the expense of active … Continue reading Design Thinking for Teaching International Business

Top Blogging Platforms for Teaching and Learning International Business

Long S. Le In the field of international business, blogs are becoming an established part of the public conversation. One of the leading sources for international business knowledge is Michigan State University’s globalEdge Blog, and its search will find you almost anything. Compared to academic research, blogs -- based on the idea that blogging and research make … Continue reading Top Blogging Platforms for Teaching and Learning International Business

Thinking About How Student Learning Abroad Could Be Better: Top Five Study Abroad Blog Articles

Long S. Le Last night I gave a brief talk to Santa Clara University’s Leavey Global Fellow Students, as they are preparing to learn, immerse, and intern abroad this summer in Ghana, the Gambia, Bolivia, India, China, and Indonesia. Part of my focus was to share with students my experience in managing faculty-led study abroad … Continue reading Thinking About How Student Learning Abroad Could Be Better: Top Five Study Abroad Blog Articles

The Challenges of Teaching Globalization in B-Schools: How to be Open-Minded

Long S. Le Global strategy professors, such as Pankaj Ghemawat, have noted that, despite advertising that they are globalized, many business schools fall short in teaching globalization – struggling to internationalize their curriculums in order to prepare students for a globalized environment. According to Dean Bob Bruner of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of … Continue reading The Challenges of Teaching Globalization in B-Schools: How to be Open-Minded

Developing Skills for the Global Environment of Business

Long S. Le Today’s corporate officers in charge of learning management have been seeking a new, specialized set of skills that will enable their managers to integrate multiple geographies, cultures, nationalities, ages and styles in enterprises around the world. Indeed, business leaders with such a potent combination of geographic, political, economic, governmental, legal, cultural, technological … Continue reading Developing Skills for the Global Environment of Business