Teaching Philosophy

          Capable students abound if capable educators step up to meet the challenge. This core philosophy guides my teaching. I have found that there are some consistent ways to implement and model capability on my end that encourage and foster capability and mastery on the part of students. First, I believe courses should be built around grand projects that allow students to anchor their learning in something they will remember after the semester has ended. Second, I believe in building confidence by scaffolding assignments so that the final product is something the student has had an opportunity to build themselves with appropriate guidance. Finally, I believe the best use of the university classroom is to build critical thinkers who not only understand material but are able to challenge assertions on their own terms.

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