Teaching Philosophy

  1. Students should participate in both the learning and teaching process.
  2. Learners should be able to both communicate and apply knowledge gained.
  3. Learners should only experience difficulty as a result of obtaining and applying knowledge, never unnecessarily to fulfill course requirements.
  4. Exercises should engage learners in processes relevant to applying course concepts without unnecessary work.
  5. Learners should be guided through exercises that internalize knowledge.
  6. Learners should build a baseline understanding of theoretical concepts they can use to develop their own ideas for application.
  7. Course success should be dependent on understanding and ability to apply course concepts.
  8. Learners should be treated with professional respect.
  9. Learners should be provided with resources to investigate materials outside of the classroom.