I believe teaching should inspire enthusiasm in both teacher and student. An instructor should not only be knowledgeable, but also be able to perform that knowledge to students. Atmosphere in a class should be electrical. Though the teacher initially generates such energy, it is maintained by the excitement of continuing intellectual discovery: of new ways of thinking, of one’s personal assumptions, and of one’s potential as an explorer of knowledge.

Below, you will find syllabi for the two courses I taught as a lecturer. I also provide some of the lesson plans and powerpoints I have used as a Teaching Assistant. If you’re interested in project-based learning, click this link to find out about the Zen Masters project I ran at St. Olaf College.

Courses taught as a lecturer

Lesson plans and worksheets for small sections