PDEs Course Design (Part 1)

I'm going to use this blog as a way to get ready to teach partial differential equations (PDEs) for the first time at Harvey Mudd College.  (I've taught a related course for physics majors for many years, but this is the first time I'm teaching PDEs for math majors.) Here's the official catalog description for Math 180:… Continue reading PDEs Course Design (Part 1)

Radical Inclusivity

Christopher Danielson encouraged us to seek out what we love and incorporate more of that in our teaching at TMC15. My answer came immediately: radical inclusivity. To me, radical inclusion involves making inclusion into a mathematical learning community the top priority in my classroom. It is based on the idea that a sense of belonging and connectedness is a prerequisite… Continue reading Radical Inclusivity

The power of a community

Attending TMC2015 jolted me out of complacency. It encouraged me to stop lurking in the MTBoS and participate more actively, and it reminded me about the power of being in a highly collaborative community of people who also love thinking deeply about teaching. If you're not already part of this community, here's how you can explore what… Continue reading The power of a community