Reflections on the Fall 2018 term, another gratifying semester with enthusiastic and inquisitive students.
A piece of wisdom from an experienced teacher that has been valuable in my own teaching but also an important life lesson.
My most powerful classroom learning strategy is open discussion. The best discussions have clear learning goals, adequate student preparation, and a safe environment.
Marilyn Robinson Waldman was a demanding but good-humored teacher and an exemplary public intellectual, a model of scholarly relevance whose passion and generosity we might all aspire to. She is also the reason I never teach outdoors. ♨