Teaching Philosphy

My teaching is strongly influenced by a scaffolded-Socratic model, as well as my work in representation and learning. Teaching is the revision of structured knowledge, not additive accumulation. I also emphasize laboratory-based mentoring in education.

The "Reader's Digest" (one-page) version of my teaching statement can be found here.

Further Reading:
NPR - Why Teachers Need to Know the Wrong Answers
American Educator - Understanding Misconceptions

Like finding a safe mountain pass, the learner's shortest path from A to B may not be a straight line. A teacher's detailed map of surrounding pitfalls is necessary to plotting the best route across difficult terrain.

Courses scheduled for Spring 2023

Fall 2022 courses in progress

Other courses taught at Swarthmore

Past courses taught elsewhere

Learning About Statistics

Learning To Script in R and Python

Productivity and Strategic Working