I had a wonderful conversation with a very bright colleague on the subject of teaching and teaching teachers and teaching teachers of teachers. We talked a little bit about what graduate students who are about to teach for the first time should work on. In the seminar that I teach to prepare grad students for this task, among many other topics, I discuss how to establish rapport with undergraduates, respectfully and sincerely reference their colleague's work and research , grade fairly, manage a classroom, handle disputes, create good written assignments, foster discussion, write clear exam questions, and create a concise syllabus. In addition, I have my future teachers practice mini-lectures and create active learning projects.
I suppose that some of grad students that I teach (who are now teaching many students who will be teachers) might think that an efficient seminar preparing them to teach should focus on having writing lectures.
Because that is what teachers do
A dear friend of mine who teachers at the University of Illinois-Springfield shared this thought-provoking post, so a shout out to her:
A few weeks ago, an image started circulating the internet with some famous actresses who also have a passion for science.
just put out an updated image to include a few more actress/scientists.
What other actresses do you know with a flair for science?
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