Quotes from the episode
If you want to become a better teacher, start writing about it.
You have to start by knowing what you yourself want to accomplish.
There has to be a way to communicate to the students — they can’t read your mind.
Be sure that you communicate openly, honestly, and fairly frequently.
What I would hope my students write on my tombstone is, “He cared enough about us that he pushed us to be great.”
- Small Teaching* by James Lang
- Episode 146: James Lang and Ken Bain on Motivation in the Classroom
- Episode 092: Small Teaching with James Lang
- Episode 019: Cheating Lessons with James Lang
- John Wooden: First, How to Put on Your Socks
- What the Best College Teachers Do* by Ken Bain
- Apple’s spending on R&D
- Make it Stick* by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel
- Joe Hoyle’s office at the University of Richmond
- Think about how technology could be used to create more teacherless education at an affordable price, that’s how we can change the world.
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