And so it begins, the Teach Better Podcast. In the first episode, we talk about what these podcasts are going to be like, and give you a free sample of us talking about teaching.
0:00 ⏯ Introduction
0:39 ⏯ Doug’s questions for interviewees
4:26 ⏯ Rookie mistakes and a tenor’s formula
- Broken Blossoms
- John McCormack: Wikipedia bio, Where’er You Walk (Semele)
- Citizen Kane, Evil Dead II, and Brief Encounter
- Showboat: IMDB (1936), Make Believe (Allan Jones and Irene Dunne)
- Opium, by Jean Cocteau
12:37 ⏯ Motivation and revealing something about the universe
14:31 ⏯ Should teaching be entertaining?
17:08 ⏯ Mnemonics are useful but not enough.
- Never Eat Sour Worms (North, East, South, West)
- Quadratic Formula Song
18:39 ⏯ What do you learn from teaching the same material in different ways to different audiences?
21:35 ⏯ Why some students prefer video lectures
22:35 ⏯ Executive functions and metacognition. Is flipping a class equally good for all students?
24:50 ⏯ Student engagement, notetaking, and the Dual System Theory
27:31 ⏯ Should we ban laptops in the classroom? Can we demand student engagement?
30:33 ⏯ What if the lecture were an opportunity for students to learn how they best learn?
35:30 ⏯ Self-paced courses, Specs Grading, mastery without competency, and pass-fail students
44:00 ⏯ The common factors in psychotherapy, and teaching as a form of helping
47:22 ⏯ Teaching using the tools of your discipline and persuading students of the value of what you’re offering
50:02 ⏯ Getting all meta-