“The heart and soul of good writing is research; you should write not what you know but what you can find out about.”

– Robert J. Sawyer

… And that is what I will do. ♥

Reflecting on Course Improvements (GAANN Report #6)

It is now the start of my 7th semester (Fall 2022). Before getting in too far, I will take a moment to reflect on last semester (Spring 2022) and goals for the upcoming semester. In the Spring 2022 semester, I taught ITCS 3162 (Introduction to Data Mining) once again. Except this time around, there were […]

Student Belonging and Inclusivity (SIGCSE 2022 Takeaways #1)

What is student-centered learning and how can I do better in my own class? How can I emphasize the importance of learning experiences over grades? These questions spurred me to reach out to Dr. Berardinelli, who has experience with student-centered and project-based learning. She kindly met with me over coffee and answered just all my […]

Teaching to Inspire (GAANN Report #5)

My teaching goals for the Fall 2021 semester included: Teach the ITCS 3162 class (Introduction to Data Mining) Continue developing my personal website and teaching portfolio Attend two CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) Seminars In my previous report, I mentioned how explaining the course material to students helped increase my own understanding and confidence. […]

When One Teaches, Two Learn (GAANN Report #4)

My plan for this Spring 2021 semester included: ♥ Co-teach the ITCS 3162 class (Introduction to Data Mining) in Spring ’21.♥ As a part of co-teaching: (1) develop activities for the students to get hands-on experience with the data mining process and related tools, (2) provide various lectures and in-class activities, (3) proctor exams, (4) […]

Using Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning (CTL Report #6)

The second CTL workshop I attended this semester was in more of an asynchronous, classroom format, where we had a week to go through the material on Canvas. This workshop was titled Using Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning and was facilitated by Fred Baker, Tracy Rock, and Jessica Kapota. The description is below: “Feedback […]


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