Things I wish they had told me (September 10, 2003, 0) - (education)
Find one or more research mentors and one or more teaching mentors,
and work closely with them for at least two years. I’m looking for
a teaching mentor. I like Dr. Queena Lee-Chua’s style of teaching a
lot. I’ve asked, but I’m not sure if anyone in our department has been
awarded for teaching. I’ll check Metrobank and
Things to try in class — education (November 21, 2003, 0) - http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Papers/Secondtier.html
- One-minute papers: most important point made in the lecture and the single most pressing unanswered question
- Encourage or mandate cooperation on homework
- Think of three good questions about what we just covered.
Any questions? (September 10, 2003, 0) - (education)
Ways to engage your students
- Define a concept in your own words
- Explain familiar phenomena in terms of course concepts
- Predict system behavior before calculating it
- Think about what you’ve calculated
- Formulate questions
Make this group work. Promise to put some of them in the tests.
Evaluations (September 10, 2003, 0) - (education)
- What do you like best about this course and/or the instructor? (List up to three things.)
- What do you like least about the course and/or instructor? (List up to three things.)
- If you were the instructor, what would you do to improve the course?
Plan for Friday:
- English-level description of sorting and searching. Give them
No glamour in teaching? (September 10, 2003, 0) - From http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Columns/Norespect.html
The problem is, there’s no glamour in being a professor.
People don’t think of us as powerful and important, like politicians
and corporate executives; or as practicing a noble and beneficial
profession, like doctors; or as pulling down a bundle for a few
minutes work, like doctors, lawyers, and corporate executives; or as
romantically unprincipled and somewhat sinister,