Lassonde prof. Newland writes latest Teaching Commons Blog
Lassonde Professor Franz Newland in the Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering shared in the latest Teaching Commons blog his experiences adjusting to teaching after years in the industry.
Newland took advantage of the instructional skills workshop at York and learned from the Teaching Wheels program. This program lets professors learn from colleagues in a variety of disciplines by first visiting their classrooms as observers and then discussing teaching tools together.
Among a number of eye-opening experiences, Professor Newland learned “the importance of storytelling in education. Not just in how we talk about the material we present, but also the visual story we can tell through the design of our slides or the artifacts we bring into class, and the ways we can relate theory to tangible things and events.”