# The Teach Better Podcast

The Teach Better Podcast is a fortnightly series of conversations with teachers about teaching. We talk mostly with faculty in higher education, but will occasionally talk with other teachers too. Your hosts are Doug McKee and Edward O’Neill. We started this podcast to share ideas and build community among folks who care about teaching, and we were interviewed about our project in the Yale News.

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### Pedagogical Strategy:

- 71. Virtual Reality and Teaching with Andrea Stevenson Won
- 65. Modeling Instruction with Eric Brewe
- 62. Reinventing Science Labs with Natasha Holmes
- 60. Low-Tech Alternatives
- 59. Games and Simulations in the Classroom
- 57. Classroom Response Systems
- 55. Reflections on a First Year of Teaching with Peter Rich
- 54. Social Media and Teaching with Drew Margolin
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 41. Confronting Teaching Challenges with Edward and Doug
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 39. Communicating Effectively with Jeff Niederdeppe
- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 25. Changing the Culture of Teaching with Noah Finkelstein
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 13. Active Learning with Lynne Regan
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos

- 68. Teaching Online with Doug, Edward, and Laura Gibbs
- 65. Modeling Instruction with Eric Brewe
- 64. Collaborative Exams with Teddy Svoronos
- 46. Mixing Media and Pedagogies using StudioLab with Jon McKenzie
- 45. Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz
- 39. Communicating Effectively with Jeff Niederdeppe
- 38. Teaching Heritage Speakers with Sybil Alexandrov
- 37. Using POGIL to Get out of the Lecture Game with Andri Smith
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 14. Teaching as Coaching with John Bryan Starr
- 13. Active Learning with Lynne Regan
- 9. Bringing Students into the Conversation with Vida Maralani

- 51. Writing in the Community with Stephanie Bower and John Murray
- 47. Experiential Learning and Organizational Psychology with David Berg
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 30. Teaching Outside the Classroom with Michael Faison
- 27. Teaching Clinical Reasoning with Geoff Connors
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 4. Fostering Creativity with Bo Hopkins

### Elements of Learning:

- 71. Virtual Reality and Teaching with Andrea Stevenson Won
- 70. Encouraging Creativity with Robert Sternberg
- 69. Extreme Teaching
- 62. Reinventing Science Labs with Natasha Holmes
- 53. What's a Course? with Edward and Doug
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 51. Writing in the Community with Stephanie Bower and John Murray
- 48. Teaching as Jazz with Steve Pond
- 45. Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 19. Teaching CS50 with David J. Malan
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 4. Fostering Creativity with Bo Hopkins

- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 34. Nine Teaching Questions: Part One
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 10. Eight Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick
- 1. Welcome!

- 70. Encouraging Creativity with Robert Sternberg
- 67. Beyond Multiple Choice with Mark Urban-Lurain
- 66. Concept Inventories with Michelle Smith
- 64. Collaborative Exams with Teddy Svoronos
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 2. Flipping and Failure with Jim Rolf

- 34. Nine Teaching Questions: Part One
- 32. Teaching Freshmen with Bonni Stachowiak
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 1. Welcome!

- 57. Classroom Response Systems
- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 51. Writing in the Community with Stephanie Bower and John Murray
- 44. Teaching Neuroscience in Prison with Sam Doernberg and Joe DiPietro
- 41. Confronting Teaching Challenges with Edward and Doug
- 39. Communicating Effectively with Jeff Niederdeppe
- 37. Using POGIL to Get out of the Lecture Game with Andri Smith
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 19. Teaching CS50 with David J. Malan
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 14. Teaching as Coaching with John Bryan Starr
- 10. Eight Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick

### Elements of Teaching:

- 70. Encouraging Creativity with Robert Sternberg
- 38. Teaching Heritage Speakers with Sybil Alexandrov
- 35. Nine Teaching Questions: Part Two
- 32. Teaching Freshmen with Bonni Stachowiak
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson

- 68. Teaching Online with Doug, Edward, and Laura Gibbs
- 57. Classroom Response Systems
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 18. Doug and Ed Read the Literature
- 14. Teaching as Coaching with John Bryan Starr
- 10. Eight Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick

- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 35. Nine Teaching Questions: Part Two
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 32. Teaching Freshmen with Bonni Stachowiak
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 9. Bringing Students into the Conversation with Vida Maralani
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 4. Fostering Creativity with Bo Hopkins

- 63. A Better Way to Integrate Student Presentations into the Classroom with Ileen Devault
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 48. Teaching as Jazz with Steve Pond
- 47. Experiential Learning and Organizational Psychology with David Berg
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 27. Teaching Clinical Reasoning with Geoff Connors
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 16. Teaching in a Business School with Olav Sorenson
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson

- 55. Reflections on a First Year of Teaching with Peter Rich
- 54. Social Media and Teaching with Drew Margolin
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 41. Confronting Teaching Challenges with Edward and Doug
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 19. Teaching CS50 with David J. Malan
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 12. Teaching in person and online with Craig Wright
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos
- 1. Welcome!

- 68. Teaching Online with Doug, Edward, and Laura Gibbs
- 41. Confronting Teaching Challenges with Edward and Doug
- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 28. Flipping, Fun, and Physics with Frank Robinson
- 19. Teaching CS50 with David J. Malan
- 12. Teaching in person and online with Craig Wright
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan

- 69. Extreme Teaching
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 45. Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz
- 28. Flipping, Fun, and Physics with Frank Robinson
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz

### Other Topics:

- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 55. Reflections on a First Year of Teaching with Peter Rich
- 44. Teaching Neuroscience in Prison with Sam Doernberg and Joe DiPietro
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 38. Teaching Heritage Speakers with Sybil Alexandrov
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 32. Teaching Freshmen with Bonni Stachowiak
- 30. Teaching Outside the Classroom with Michael Faison
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 9. Bringing Students into the Conversation with Vida Maralani
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson

- 67. Beyond Multiple Choice with Mark Urban-Lurain
- 66. Concept Inventories with Michelle Smith
- 65. Modeling Instruction with Eric Brewe
- 62. Reinventing Science Labs with Natasha Holmes
- 61. The Future of Educational Technology
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 25. Changing the Culture of Teaching with Noah Finkelstein
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 18. Doug and Ed Read the Literature

- 71. Virtual Reality and Teaching with Andrea Stevenson Won
- 68. Teaching Online with Doug, Edward, and Laura Gibbs
- 67. Beyond Multiple Choice with Mark Urban-Lurain
- 64. Collaborative Exams with Teddy Svoronos
- 61. The Future of Educational Technology
- 60. Low-Tech Alternatives
- 59. Games and Simulations in the Classroom
- 58. Digital Textbooks
- 57. Classroom Response Systems
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 41. Confronting Teaching Challenges with Edward and Doug
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 32. Teaching Freshmen with Bonni Stachowiak
- 30. Teaching Outside the Classroom with Michael Faison
- 28. Flipping, Fun, and Physics with Frank Robinson
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 16. Teaching in a Business School with Olav Sorenson
- 12. Teaching in person and online with Craig Wright
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick
- 1. Welcome!

- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 55. Reflections on a First Year of Teaching with Peter Rich
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 49. From Teaching to Administration with Anael Alston
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 26. Talking Teaching with Yale President Peter Salovey
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick

- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 49. From Teaching to Administration with Anael Alston
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 26. Talking Teaching with Yale President Peter Salovey
- 25. Changing the Culture of Teaching with Noah Finkelstein
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 16. Teaching in a Business School with Olav Sorenson
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick

- 63. A Better Way to Integrate Student Presentations into the Classroom with Ileen Devault
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 46. Mixing Media and Pedagogies using StudioLab with Jon McKenzie
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 13. Active Learning with Lynne Regan
- 7. Exploring New Ideas in Your Teaching with David Bromwich
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos

- 71. Virtual Reality and Teaching with Andrea Stevenson Won
- 46. Mixing Media and Pedagogies using StudioLab with Jon McKenzie
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 12. Teaching in person and online with Craig Wright
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos

### Social Sciences:

- 64. Collaborative Exams with Teddy Svoronos
- 59. Games and Simulations in the Classroom
- 58. Digital Textbooks
- 57. Classroom Response Systems
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson

- 67. Beyond Multiple Choice with Mark Urban-Lurain
- 66. Concept Inventories with Michelle Smith
- 65. Modeling Instruction with Eric Brewe
- 62. Reinventing Science Labs with Natasha Holmes
- 61. The Future of Educational Technology
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 25. Changing the Culture of Teaching with Noah Finkelstein
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 18. Doug and Ed Read the Literature

- 70. Encouraging Creativity with Robert Sternberg
- 47. Experiential Learning and Organizational Psychology with David Berg
- 26. Talking Teaching with Yale President Peter Salovey
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos

### STEM:

### Humanities:

- 63. A Better Way to Integrate Student Presentations into the Classroom with Ileen Devault
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan

### Professional:

- 71. Virtual Reality and Teaching with Andrea Stevenson Won
- 70. Encouraging Creativity with Robert Sternberg
- 63. A Better Way to Integrate Student Presentations into the Classroom with Ileen Devault
- 62. Reinventing Science Labs with Natasha Holmes
- 60. Low-Tech Alternatives
- 58. Digital Textbooks
- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 55. Reflections on a First Year of Teaching with Peter Rich
- 54. Social Media and Teaching with Drew Margolin
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 48. Teaching as Jazz with Steve Pond
- 46. Mixing Media and Pedagogies using StudioLab with Jon McKenzie
- 45. Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz
- 44. Teaching Neuroscience in Prison with Sam Doernberg and Joe DiPietro
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 39. Communicating Effectively with Jeff Niederdeppe

- 47. Experiential Learning and Organizational Psychology with David Berg
- 38. Teaching Heritage Speakers with Sybil Alexandrov
- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 30. Teaching Outside the Classroom with Michael Faison
- 28. Flipping, Fun, and Physics with Frank Robinson
- 27. Teaching Clinical Reasoning with Geoff Connors
- 26. Talking Teaching with Yale President Peter Salovey
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger
- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 16. Teaching in a Business School with Olav Sorenson
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 14. Teaching as Coaching with John Bryan Starr
- 13. Active Learning with Lynne Regan
- 12. Teaching in person and online with Craig Wright
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 9. Bringing Students into the Conversation with Vida Maralani
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 7. Exploring New Ideas in Your Teaching with David Bromwich
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos
- 4. Fostering Creativity with Bo Hopkins
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick
- 2. Flipping and Failure with Jim Rolf

- 68. Teaching Online with Doug, Edward, and Laura Gibbs
- 67. Beyond Multiple Choice with Mark Urban-Lurain
- 66. Concept Inventories with Michelle Smith
- 65. Modeling Instruction with Eric Brewe
- 64. Collaborative Exams with Teddy Svoronos
- 63. A Better Way to Integrate Student Presentations into the Classroom with Ileen Devault
- 62. Reinventing Science Labs with Natasha Holmes
- 61. The Future of Educational Technology
- 60. Low-Tech Alternatives
- 59. Games and Simulations in the Classroom
- 58. Digital Textbooks
- 57. Classroom Response Systems
- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 55. Reflections on a First Year of Teaching with Peter Rich
- 54. Social Media and Teaching with Drew Margolin
- 53. What's a Course? with Edward and Doug
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 51. Writing in the Community with Stephanie Bower and John Murray
- 50. Active Learning with Peter LePage
- 49. From Teaching to Administration with Anael Alston
- 48. Teaching as Jazz with Steve Pond
- 47. Experiential Learning and Organizational Psychology with David Berg
- 46. Mixing Media and Pedagogies using StudioLab with Jon McKenzie
- 45. Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz

- 44. Teaching Neuroscience in Prison with Sam Doernberg and Joe DiPietro
- 43. Co-Teaching across Disciplines with David Easley
- 42. Evidence-based Teaching with Bill Goffe
- 41. Confronting Teaching Challenges with Edward and Doug
- 40. What a Teaching Center Can Do for You with Kim Kenyon
- 39. Communicating Effectively with Jeff Niederdeppe
- 38. Teaching Heritage Speakers with Sybil Alexandrov
- 37. Using POGIL to Get out of the Lecture Game with Andri Smith
- 36. Teaching the Financial Crisis as a MOOC and in Person with Andrew Metrick
- 35. Nine Teaching Questions: Part Two
- 34. Nine Teaching Questions: Part One
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 32. Teaching Freshmen with Bonni Stachowiak
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 30. Teaching Outside the Classroom with Michael Faison
- 29. Team-Based-Learning with Parama Chaudhury
- 28. Flipping, Fun, and Physics with Frank Robinson
- 27. Teaching Clinical Reasoning with Geoff Connors
- 26. Talking Teaching with Yale President Peter Salovey
- 25. Changing the Culture of Teaching with Noah Finkelstein
- 24. Memory, Motivation, and Metacognition with Michael Honsberger

- 23. The Students' Perspective with Maia Eliscovich-Sigal and Miguel Goncalves
- 22. Fearless Experimentation in the Classroom with Gerald Jaynes
- 21. Teaching Philosophically with Boris Kapustin
- 20. Making Learning Fun with Theresa Schenker
- 19. Teaching CS50 with David J. Malan
- 18. Doug and Ed Read the Literature
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 16. Teaching in a Business School with Olav Sorenson
- 15. Using Real Art and Artifacts in Your Teaching with Cyra Levenson and Matt Jacobson
- 14. Teaching as Coaching with John Bryan Starr
- 13. Active Learning with Lynne Regan
- 12. Teaching in person and online with Craig Wright
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz
- 10. Eight Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
- 9. Bringing Students into the Conversation with Vida Maralani
- 8. Teaching Economics Effectively with Larry Samuelson
- 7. Exploring New Ideas in Your Teaching with David Bromwich
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos
- 4. Fostering Creativity with Bo Hopkins
- 3. Student-Centered Learning with Jenny Frederick
- 2. Flipping and Failure with Jim Rolf
- 1. Welcome!

- 56. Inclusive Teaching with A.T. Miller
- 52. Teams and Game Design with Walker White
- 33. Authentic Teaching with Julia Stephens
- 31. A Life Worth Living with Matt Croasmun
- 17. Teacher as Provocateur with Jonathan Holloway
- 11. Teaching Undergraduates and Preschoolers with Carla Horwitz

- 51. Writing in the Community with Stephanie Bower and John Murray
- 45. Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz
- 25. Changing the Culture of Teaching with Noah Finkelstein
- 14. Teaching as Coaching with John Bryan Starr
- 6. What Makes a Great Lecture? with Donald Kagan
- 5. Sex, Lectures and Videotape with Laurie Santos