Month: October 2019

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Using Student Teamwork Effectively: Teaching Tips

October 15, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching Tips

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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Education and Technology Summit in October at Saint Louis University

October 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The School of Education & Consortium for Technology and Human Flourishing at Saint Louis University (SLU) is hosting an Education Summit on October 19, 2019 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at SLU. The summit, “Future of Education: Rethinking Literacies and Learning for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” features keynore speakers Ryan L. Schaaf, co-author of […]

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Business Professor Cites Passion as Asset in Teaching

October 2, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Teaching cannot be just a job. Instructors have to be genuinely interested and passionate about the course they’re teaching, and genuinely care about the students,” said Durai Sundaramoorthi, Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Sundaramoorthi teaches a statistics course to undergraduate students, and a predictive […]

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