for Electrical Engineering
Office Hours (725 Sutardja Dai Hall) Tues 340-430 pm, Fri 130-230 pm,
or email for appointment.
1) Make teaching more rewarding for yourself and your students
2) Becoming a more effective communicator
3) Supporting, advice, guidance for GSIs
1) learning best practices (tactics)
2) identifying underlying principles (strategy)
3) engineering new methods
4) trials, feedback, self-improvement
5) avoiding pitfalls
EE375 on Piazza
Reading highlight: Torch or Fire Hose
from MIT OCW link
Phil Jackson, NBA Coach:
"You are only a success at the moment that you do a successful act. "
Courtesy of Erix Xiao.
``A teacher is a person who never says anything once.'' Courtesy of Kristel Deems
Paul Halmos, ``The best way to
learn is to do; the worst way to teach is to talk.''
Courtesy of Aaron Bestick.
Richard P. Feynman:
"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong"
Courtesy of Steven Callender
Horace Mann: "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."
"Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three."
Courtesy of Rashmi K. Vinayak
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself sitting alone in a room. " Courtesy of Dan Calderone
``To see someone fall (which will teach him not to fall again) when a
word from you would keep him on his feet but ignorant of an important
danger, is one of the tasks of the teacher that calls for special
energy, because holding in is more demanding than crying out.''
Courtesy of Walid Krichene
Clark Kerr: ``"We started out in our Master Plan asking the state to
commit itself. to create a place in higher education for every single
young person who had a high school degree. That was our first and
basic commitment. It was the first time in the history of any state in
the United States, or any nation in the world, where such a commitment
was made." Courtesy of Ben Keller
``Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece
of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to
forget it forever. You've taught me nothing except how to cynically
manipulate the system. Congratulations.''
``Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement,
for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a
deeper agreement than the latter.'' Courtesy of Ana S. Rufino Ferreira
``A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.''
``Starting is half the task/Well begun is half-done.'' courtesy of Stephen Twigg
``Knowledge takes you from A to B, Imagination takes you everywhere.''
courtesy of Samarth Bhargava
Henry Youngman: ``A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.''
courtesy of James Ferrara.
“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains
nothing that it takes in.” -- Leonardo da Vinci
| EE375 Course
Requirements (P/NP) or (S/U)
Attendance and active participation in class. (>=
2 minute ``nugget'' of the day report for each class. (Please contact
instructor for a makeup assignment if you miss more than 2 classes.)
Weekly teaching log containing techniques tried,
successes, failures, observations, questions, problems. Emailed to
instructor by midnight Tuesday.
Format of teaching log:
Please describe at
least one interesting technique, experience, question, problem,
insight, or issue
Pair up with another GSI and video your partner's
discussion section. Due by 9/19/2013.
10 minute mini-lecture to EE375 class on topic of your
interest, using blackboard. Level should be understandable by a first
year EECS undergrad.
Supply one quote (attributed or orginal) related to
teaching or learning
which you find compelling. Briefly explain to class why you chose this
Honest and ethical conduct. All work submitted to the
must be your own or attributed. The penalty for unethical conduct will
a grade of U or NP and a letter will be written to your department file
and the campus Office of Student Conduct.
which arose this week.
Tools for Teaching, Davis, B.G.; 2nd edition, 2009.
This is a really useful reference, moved here to high light:
Journal of Research in Science Teaching:
International Journal of Science Education:
Journal of Engineering Education:
Computer Science Education:
"Designing contributing student pedagogies to promote students' intrinsic motivation to learn":
"Validation of a Survey for Graduate Teaching Assistants: Translating Theory to Practice":
"Why Do Students Choose Engineering? A Qualitative, Longitudinal Investigation of Students' Motivational Values":
The links following are courtesy of Daniel Haas, Fall 2013
Radical new teaching methodology:
Brain based learning:
Learning for Introverts:
The links following are courtesy of Eric Xiao, Fall 2013
Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains
The link following is courtesy of Ben Keller, Fall 2013
Bret Victor's vision of how to teach programming
Bertrand Russell's advice on teaching
Khan Academy founder's thoughts on reinventing education
The links following are courtesy of Peter Chen, Fall 2013
The links following are courtesy of Evan Sparks, Fall 2013
How to create memorable lectures.
UCB Teaching Guide for GSIs
Teaching Reflective Skills
UCSB Guide to Teaching Large Classes
Teaching Engineering at Research Universities
The following are courtesy of Prof. Robert Full, Dept. of Integ. Biology UCB
- Report to the President: Engage to Excel:
producing 1 million additional college graduates with degrees in
STEM Feb. 2012.
- J. Handelsman et al. ``Scientific Teaching,''
Science 23 April 2004: 521-522.
DeHann, R.L. (2005). The Impending Revolution in Undergraduate Science Education. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 14(2), 253-269.
Reuter, R. (2009). Online versus in the Classroom: Student Success in a Hands-On Lab Class. American Journal of Distance Education, 23(3), 151-162.
``Engineering Education and the Development of Expertise,''
Journal of Engineering Education
Volume 100, Issue 1, pages 123.150, January 2011
The following are courtesy of Humberto G.
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA):
- MIT (The torch or the firehose, Book):
LINK ***** check it out!
- Purdue:Teaching Engineering
The following are courtesy of Janani V.
- Hundreds of teaching tips from Honolulu
- U Oregon: teaching laboratory classes
- GMU Teaching Strategies Pointers LINK
The following links are courtesy of Lu Y.
- OSU Faculty and TA Development
- Stanford Teaching and Learning LINK
The following links are courtesy of Guanxi C.
- Univ. of Washington
- Abelson and Greenspun- Teaching Software Engineering LINK
The following links are courtey of Lu Y.
Education Quotes, LINK
Power point pitfalls
- Teaching Electromagnetics
- Teaching Professional and Ethical Aspects of
Electrical Engineering to a
- Do Grades and Tests Predict Adult Accomplishment?
R.P. Boas, Can we make Mathematics Intelligible?
A teachers dozen: Fourteen general, research-based
principles for improving higher learning in our classrooms. AAHE
Bulletin 45 (8): 313. LINK
B. Gross Davis, L. Wood, and R.C. Wilson,
A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence LINK
Tools for Teaching, Davis, B.G., Jossey-Bass; San
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