B.S., Kentucky Christian University
M.B.A., Abilene Christian University
D.B.A., Argosy University
Henry Schrader starts with a quote from George Bernard Shaw, "I am not a teacher only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as of you."
As a fellow traveler it is important for Schrader to emphasize the impact that we each have on our world and the aspect of continual learning. To Schrader, it is most important that he continually strives to improve his students and himself by using different methods of teaching and helping the students to understand and embrace diversity. He believes that it is also important to help students develop communication and critical thinking skills to create a positive learning environment by respecting and promoting intellectual diversity. This sets an example for students to follow, allows students to share their ideas openly with fellow travelers.
Schrader's goal is for students to view the course concepts as tools for them to use in their professional and private lives. That they will continually question and take calculated risk in order to improve themselves and the world around them. Being open to change and using a variety of assessment tools underscores how Schrader sees his role as a fellow traveler: to open the door to as many different types of learners as possible. He believes that the outcome will be students who have broadened their knowledge base in the subject area and progressed in the goal of becoming critical thinkers.