Teaching

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.

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