Tag: Teaching at WashU

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Adding Virtual Guests to the Classroom: Why it works, and how: Teaching Tips

January 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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By Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor in Drama (Design) and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program, Washington University in St. Louis As myself and my WashU colleagues are currently designing their syllabi for the spring semester and beyond, you may think of a colleague in some distant city who the students should really hear from […]

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Computer Science Professor Emphasizes Diligence in Learning

December 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I hope students come away from my class with the sense that they can get better at computing. It’s not a mystery; it’s something that can be understood with time, diligence, and attention,” said Bill Siever, Teaching Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University […]

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Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight with Kendra Smith from Psychological & Brain Sciences

December 2, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “I try to make sure students feel like they belong and have an enjoyable experience learning,” said Kendra Smith, a graduate student in the Department […]

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How to End a Course: Teaching Tips

November 11, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Eric Fournier, Ph.D., Director of Educational Development at the Center for Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer in International and Area Studies, Washington University in St. Louis Imagine an evening concert with a firm midnight curfew.  The opening number grabs the crowd’s attention. The middle part of the show is filled with improvised riffs, extended […]

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Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight with Siera Stoen from Physics

November 4, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “Really consider the climate of your classroom and the language you’re using when you talk to students. How an instructor responds to students sets the […]

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Center for Teaching and Learning Unveils 2019 Emerson Award Honorees

November 4, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington University in St. Louis has announced the 2019 Emerson Award honorees. Each year, Emerson recognizes teachers throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area with an Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes educators for their leadership in and passion for teaching, their contributions to student learning, and their […]

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Marketing Professor Highlights Real-World Experience in Learning

October 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Just as I like to see how things play out in research, I like to see how they play out in teaching. Giving students course material with real-world applications makes it stick,” said Elanor Williams, Associate Professor in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Williams teaches a course, “Consumer Behavior,” […]

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Course Design Institute for Spring 2020

October 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching and Learning offers an opportunity to design (or redesign) a course for Spring 2020 through an upcoming Course Design Institute. Participants will meet in-person on January 6, 8, and 10, 2020, from 8:30-11:30 AM. The face-to-face meetings will be supported by online modules and resources in Canvas. Completion of all online […]

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Using Student Teamwork Effectively: Teaching Tips

October 15, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Emily Boyd, Ph.D., Teaching Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis Have you ever asked students to work on a project or assignment in teams and seen their eyes roll all the way from the back of the classroom? I have. Many […]

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Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight with William O’Brochta from Political Science

October 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “Getting students involved early and showing them what we do in political science creates equity in the classroom and a more collaborative environment for learning,” […]

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