Introduction to Philosophy of Science, Teaching Assistant to Michela Massimi, Fall 2009
I design courses that make philosophy accessible, exciting, and relevant to students' lives outside the classroom. My curricula develop students' abilities to read and reason critically; to analyze arguments; to express their critiques articulately and concisely; and to apply these critiques to situations relevant to a variety of personal, professional, and scholarly situations. This skill-based design allows me to apply my teaching methods to a wide variety of course content and to incorporate new media, such as podcasts and blogs, alongside traditional primary and secondary academic sources.
Read my complete teaching philosophy.
Einstein for Everyone, Teaching Assistant to John Norton, Spring 2010
Myth and Science, Independently Taught Course, Fall 2010
All links redirect to pages with sample teaching materials I developed for these courses and student evaluations of teaching.
"Testing and Assignments (Grading)," New Teaching Assistant Orientation, Spring 2011"Teaching, Assignments and Grading," New Teaching Assistant Orientation, Fall 2011
"Getting Started in the Classroom," New Teaching Assistant Orientation, Fall 2012
"Leading Discussion Recitations," New Teaching Assistant Orientation, Fall 2012
"Rubrics and Grading Philosophy Essays," Pitt Philosophy Graduate Teaching Seminar, Fall 2012