Tag: Teaching at WashU

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Job Opportunity: Teaching Center Orientation Workshop Facilitator

June 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center is seeking a graduate student or postdoc to work with our team to facilitate a Foundations in Teaching workshop during the Graduate Student Teaching Orientation in August 2019. The Foundations in Teaching workshops are designed to introduce participants who are new to teaching at the college level to evidence-based teaching strategies that […]

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Teaching Opportunity for DBBS Students and Postdocs

May 1, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis is looking for motivated senior graduate students or postdocs interested in gaining teaching experience to serve as Discussion Leaders in a course, Nucleic Acids and Protein Biosynthesis. The course is broken up into four general topics including: 1.) DNA structure and protein-DNA […]

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Physics Professor Highlights Inclusive Teaching in STEM

April 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“There isn’t one mold of someone who is a physicist. It’s hugely beneficial to see things from people with different viewpoints and new ideas. That’s how progress is made,” said Kathryn Mairin Hynes, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Hynes teaches introductory physics courses and researches […]

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Call for Applications: Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine

April 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently announced the official launch of the Academy of Educators. The Academy is an institutional collaboration of educators who together will foster a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders in health science education. The Academy of Educators is accepting applications for membership […]

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Illustration Professor Outlines Work-Based Model of Art Education

March 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“I encourage students not to view art making as a mystical activity. It’s about training your eye to see shapes, forms, and colors that are translatable,” said John Hendrix, Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Hendrix teaches undergraduate […]

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Prison Education Project Leaders Discuss Inclusive Teaching and Research

February 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“It will only make us better teachers to look at issues in different ways, and that can happen if we engage with students with different life experiences from our own,” said Jennifer Hudson, Ph.D., political science faculty member and former Prison Education Project Manager and Academic Advisor for the Prison Education Project at Washington University […]

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Korean Language Professor Emphasizes Active Learning and Metacognition

November 30, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“I tell students: ‘This is not a knowing class; it’s a doing class,’” said Mijeong Mimi Kim, Teaching Professor of Korean Language and Korean Language Coordinator in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis. Kim has a master’s degree in linguistics from State University of New York and […]

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Washington University Teachers use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

October 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Resources for Teaching / STEM Education / Teaching at WashU

When it comes to teaching, sometimes out-of-the-box methods are the most effective ones. Teachers at the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration at Washington University are using augmented reality to help students in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department study complex geology in the classroom. The lab, with the help of research scientist Martin Pratt […]

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6th Annual Teaching Center Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception

May 7, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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The Teaching Center’s 6th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Recognition Reception took place on Tuesday, May 1st 2018 in Rettner Gallery in the Laboratory Sciences Building on the Danforth Campus. During the celebration, 79 graduate students and postdocs from across both campuses and many departments were honored for their involvement with the Teaching Center’s professional […]

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Teaching with Wikipedia

February 23, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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Joan E. Strassmann (Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology) writes about her experience with integrating writing for Wikipedia into her Behavioral Ecology course on the Wikipedia Education blog. Strassmann argues that when students write for Wikipedia, they develop a keen sense of the elements of strong writing, and they work hard to produce well written and […]

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