The readings this week felt eerily relevant after the tumult of last week’s election. All year, I have been thinking about the sins of omission committed by the leaders of our country. It has been exhausting (and frankly, disgusting) to watch these men repeatedly respond to various insidious statements, decisions, and policies of our president […]
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I am addicted to my smartphone. And it’s making me depressed, destroying my creativity, ruining my attention span, and straining my in-person relationships. I’d venture to say that you are probably addicted to your smartphone, too. How do you feel about that? Is it negatively impacting your life? Recently, I’ve been trying to work on […]
This week’s readings focused on case-based and problem-based learning. A Stanford University Newsletter on Teaching on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) proposes that “Students learn best by constructing solutions to open-ended, complex, and problematic activities with classmates, rather than listening passively to lectures.” This week’s readings led me to reflect on my own experiences with problem-based learning […]
In the last two weeks of class, we have been discussing culturally responsive teaching and inclusive pedagogy. I must say that my biggest take-away from this content is that I still have a LOT to learn. The following paragraphs discuss some of the points I found particularly interesting from our discussions and readings. I really […]
By my calculations, between the years of 2011 and 2020, I have participated in at least 61 classes at three different institutions of higher education. I’ve taken courses ranging from “Existentialist Philosophy” and “Islam and Christian Theology” to “Finite Element Methods” and “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.” To say that I’ve been exposed to several different teaching […]
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