Tracey Nogler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English from Arizona State University. She later graduated with a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix, and just started the doctorate degree process through Grand Canyon University. She currently works as a high school Teacher Mentor in Arizona .
As an online instructor for the College of Education, Tracey takes great pleasure in working with up and coming teachers, as well as teachers furthering their education. She is passionate about providing feedback and guidance to help prepare students for their fantastic journey into their own classroom. One of her greatest joys is working with adult learners and gaining knowledge from peers on instructional practices.
Tracey enjoys spending her spare time with her loving and supportive husband and teenage son. She also enjoys reading, board games, soccer practices/games, movies, and an occasional evening in front of the television.
How has facilitating online courses at GCU helped you find your purpose?
I love the fact that I can impact student achievement even outside of the traditional classroom. Facilitating classes at GCU provides an opportunity to see what avenues are available to create a positive impact at the university level.
What is one effective teaching strategy you use in your online classes?
I utilize many questioning techniques to get students thinking at a deeper level. In our weekly discussions, I generally respond with questions, so students can think about a topic from a different angle. Sometimes my questions help them voice, or sometimes establish, their teaching philosophies.
What is a GCU online student success story you can share?In August 2011, I was teaching an Adolescent Learning course. We were approximately three weeks into the course and Hurricane Irene hit. I had four students whose lives were devastated by her. With their hard work and my extra time and effort, all four students completed the course and moved on to their student teaching without a hiccup in their transcripts.