Can your students learn what they need to know by just reading the book, or is there value added to also seeing the "movie"? Some thoughts on how I try to make it worthwhile for my students to actually attend my classes.
Large lecture classes for beginning students are a fact of life. Their scale offers huge rewards, like watching a large group of people taking command of a new toolkit for thinking. It also offers (at least) three challenges: keeping students
Teaching is a great adventure. Through a series of personal anecdotes, this talk will emphasize the extraordinary rewards, opportunities, experimentation, coincidences, and good fortune of teaching at Stanford.