Category Archives: Teaching

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

In my mind, teaching should provide opportunities for multiple types of learning that unfold in response to how students enter the classroom (or engage the digital space). I like to use the phrase, “Filling the Chalkboard,” to capture my perspective, … Continue reading

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Question Roll 1: Building Community

Rather than a traditional roll merely asking students whether they’re present, I pose a different question to each student to begin class. “What’s something you’ve learned so far this semester?” “What was your favorite breakfast as a kid?” “What’s something … Continue reading

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How do you justify including an element in a college course? (or a Summer Goal)

I’ve been thinking about what justifies including an element (a reading, section, assessment, exercise, etc.) in a course. My first thought: each item must relate directly to learning outcomes. But that can’t be right, can it? After all, we spend … Continue reading

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