Confessions of a converted lecturer

Presentation Date: 

Friday, March 25, 2016


S. Town Stephenson Lecture, Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

Presentation Slides: 

I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching from passive lecturing to active engagement in the classroom and how it has improved my students’ performance significantly.