Engaging Students

Oct 31, 2012
Critical thinking skills, problem solving ability, effective communication, passion for a subject, leadership skills: Mentoring outside the class room provides unique opportunities to address these learning goals.  I present some thoughts on what
Jan 26, 2012
In my large mathematics course for incoming graduate students, I'm math instructor, swim coach,and cheerleader, and I love it.  I’ll share my thoughts on how to help new graduate students overcome common anxieties and thrive, and why I regularly j
Nov 3, 2011
I strive to engender in students the elusive skill of critical thinking coupled with a disciplined apprach to problem solving... the "force," so to speak.
Apr 30, 2009
Otherwise outstanding scholars are often encumbered in their teaching by the fact that they may not know what their audience does not know.  One of the secrets to good teaching is to have an accurate appreciation of what the student have not yet s
Jan 29, 2009
This talk will focus on several interrelated aspects of the "calling" of university teaching: the importance of generational change and continuity; the particular meaning of teaching history; and the roles of mentors, past, present, and future.
Oct 30, 2008
Professor Erik Mazur Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
May 1, 2008
This talk meditates on the value of engagement -- a paradoxical term used to describe the situation of those who wish to marry as of those who do battle -- for successfull teaching and learning in the classroom.
Apr 24, 2008
Teaching requires taking risks.  Prof.
Mar 6, 2008
As our teaching seeks more and more to prepare students for global citizenship, the role of field experiences and the benefits of the field for undergraduate and graduate students take on increased prominence. I share my practical experiences.


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