Tag: Teaching at WashU

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Environmental Studies Professor Emphasizes Inclusivity in STEM Courses

September 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I try to create a space where everyone can show up as their full selves, and where every student has a chance to have a meaningful learning experience,” said Eleanor Pardini, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Environmental Studies and Senior Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Pardini teaches undergraduate courses including Introduction to Environmental […]

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Using Stories to Motivate: Teaching Tips

September 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By William Lowry, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies (By Courtesy), Washington University in St. Louis People sometimes say that one key to teaching is to ask good questions. While I certainly agree with that, I would add that you also have to motivate students to want to know the answers to those […]

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Syllabus Help from The Teaching Center

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Constructing a syllabus can be a complicated, time-consuming endeavor. For convenience, the Teaching Center has put together a sample syllabus template for use and adaptation. This template was revised in 2019 to include recommended language related to University policies and resources for students, as well as to utilize suggestions from the Inclusive Teaching Fellows. Get more information about […]

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French Professor Accentuates Interdisciplinary Interests in Education

August 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I hope my students take away a love of culture and a curiosity about other people’s perspectives that will inspire them to explore further, travel further, think circumspectly, and have the courage to put themselves in situations in which their informed perspectives can have an impact in whatever professional venue they choose,” said Tili Boon […]

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Incorporating Student Voices into Lectures: Teaching Tips

August 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Tim Bono, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., 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

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“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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