Tag: Teaching at WashU

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Incorporating Student Voices into Lectures: Teaching Tips

August 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Tim Bono, PhD, Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis One of the most effective techniques I have found to increase student engagement during class is through weekly thought papers. These low-stakes assignments—simply asking the students to tell a story from […]

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Syllabus Tuning Service from The Teaching Center

August 14, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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At The Teaching Center, we want to help you get your syllabus ready for the new semester. Whether refining learning goals, updating language, revising topics, or incorporating new assignments, our educational development experts are here to help you embrace the semester. Drop in for a tune up or visit The Teaching Center website for more […]

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Every Graph Tells a Story: Teaching Tips

July 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Sophia E. Hayes, PhD, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Institute for School Partnership Faculty Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis Practitioners in nearly all fields communicate the results of their data gathering via graphs. Informed citizens, reading newspapers and magazines, are also regularly exposed to charts and graphs for showing data (side […]

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Theatre Professor Emphasizes Student Creativity in Learning

July 11, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“You can’t take a student where they want to go, but you can show them the way. College is the beginning of that journey,” said Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program. Morgan teaches set design classes and […]

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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

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“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

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“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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