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Bing Xiao

Bing Xiao

Associate Professor

College of Education

“The purpose of education is to encourage seeking out answers. A central theme of my teaching philosophy is to promote thinking in rational ways. A second crucial theme of my teaching centers on practices and concepts associated with the word "mindfulness." Another essential element of my teaching philosophy is helping students become sensitive to and appreciative of cultural differences and diversity.” What do you look forward to in your interactions with APSU students?
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) - Early Childhood Education

  • Master of Art (M.A.) - Psychology

  • Bachelor of Art (B.A.) - International Trade and Economic

My name is Bing Xiao. I got my Ph. D degree at the University of Georgia, and my specialty is Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education. Before coming to the US, I worked for several years in China as a lead teacher and assistant director at a preschool while completing my master's degree in psychology. The experiences of teaching children allowed me to know the development of young children, teach young kids adaptive methods, develop related curricula, and work closely with students' families. Therefore, I have a wide range of experiences teaching students from ages 0 to 8 and college students in the US and China. I have also been working on projects and research topics to incorporate technology into teaching and develop high-quality online courses for several years, which helped me meet the challenge of preparing teachers to teach in virtual environments.

In my teaching and research, I explore how video is employed to develop and access pre-service teachers. Additionally, I work on improving learning for young children and engaging parents in children’s learning and development. I am also interested in integrating technology into teaching. I have rich experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the early childhood/elementary initial certification program. I have served multiple roles, including course instructor and fieldwork supervisor, in both Pre-K and elementary settings, and Quality Matter (QM) higher education peer reviewer for online and hybrid courses.

  • Xiao, B., Bruster, B., & He, H. (2023). Effective online teaching: Strategies, resources, technologies, and approaches (2nd ed.) Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Xiao, B., (2023). The growth of minority supervisors: Supervision of pre-service teachers’ field experiences. In Be a Minority Teacher in a Foreign Culture: Empirical Evidence from an International perspective. Springer Nature Publishing.
  • He, H., & Xiao, B. (2022). Successful Classroom Techniques to Engage First-Year College Education Students. International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Science, 3(1), 7-11.
  • Xiao, B., Bruster, B., & He, H. (2022). Effective online teaching: Strategies, resources, technologies, and approaches. Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Xiao, B., (2021). Hands-On Activities and Teachers’ Use of Manipulatives. In Gamification and Social Networks in Education. Macro World Publishing.
  • Xiao, B., (2021). How to use videos in preparing teachers. National Social Science Journal, 55 (2), 57-62.
  • Xiao, B., (2020). Using the body as the teaching tool. International Journal of Social Policy and Education, 2 (4), 39-47.
  • Xiao, B., (2020). edTPA is coming: Video makes embodied practices visible. International Journal of Social Policy and Education, 2 (1), 125-133.
  • Xiao, B., & Tobin, J. (2018). The use of video as a tool for reflection with preservice teachers. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 39(4), 328-345.
  • JECTE Outstanding Journal Article of the Year Award