'Urban Farmscape' by Claire Morse, Agroecology 375

If you come to one of my classes, you will find a warm, interactive, and exploratory scene, bustling with student activity. Yet while the class feels personal and fun, the students know exactly what is expected of them and how the class activities are helping them learn. As a teacher, my priorities are to foster students’ critical-thinking and develop their skills for self-directed, lifelong learning. I aim to empower students, not only with knowledge and concrete skills, but also with confidence and a sense of self-efficacy.

The four pillars of my teaching strategy are clear organization, active learning, affective connection, and leveraging diversity. Read more about my teaching philosophy...