Being a good teacher takes practice and training. Two areas of undergraduate education that I have sought out extensive training in are diversity and inclusion, and active-learning strategies. Some key trainings are highlighted below.
Diversity and Inclusion:
- Implicit Bias
- Universal Design for Learning
- Working with Veterans
- Queer and Feminist Pedagogy
- Equity in STEM for All Genders
- Place, Cultural Context, and Geoscience Teaching
- Real-Time Feedback (clickers, PollEverywhere.com, etc)
- Role-Playing Scenarios
- Collective Free Writes
- CUREs (Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences)
- Effective demonstrations
In addition to participating in pedagogical training, I also lead a training for new teaching assistants (TAs) in the geology department on accessibility and inclusion. This training has run for two years now, and in August 2018 I submitted a manuscript detailing its implementation and efficacy to the Journal of Geoscience Education Research.