Professor 杰伊·加菲尔德 was drawn to become an educator by the teachers in his own life.“I aspired to do what they did, to introduce others to ideas and the joy of learning,” says 加菲尔德, Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Logic, 哲学与佛学.
芭芭拉·凯勒姆，艺术教授, says her experience in the field has been helped by “wonderful mentors at every stage of my career, 包括我那令人敬畏的12年级英语老师, 塞西尔·卡恩斯小姐, 十大电子平台游戏1934届毕业生.
艾琳·皮, Phyllis Cohen Rappaport ’68 New Century Term Professor of Government, credits a college history professor with engaging her in new subjects that made her want to become a teacher and also helped her “find herself as a researcher."
的 三名教员 are the 2023 recipients of the Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J.F. 谢泼德杰出教学奖. 成立于2012年 奖 are given annually to faculty members who demonstrate the highest levels of enthusiasm and excellence in teaching at 十大电子平台游戏.
学生, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate this year’s honorees at a ceremony on Thursday, 10月. 12、下午4:30.m. 在校园中心卡罗尔室. 中庭将会有一个接待处.
We asked the 2023 award recipients to share some thoughts about their work in the classroom. 以下是他们的回答:
How has your teaching style evolved since you first arrived at 十大电子平台游戏?
芭芭拉·Kellum: “When I first arrived at 十大电子平台游戏, lecturing was the standard, especially in courses like Art 100. But I quickly discovered that it was in the discussion sections that the real learning took place. 感谢许多教学研讨会, 我现在是课堂上的主持人, 而不是提供信息, so that even in large classes it’s student observations about the subjects we are considering that drive the conversation.”
艾琳·皮: “What used to make me most nervous about teaching is now what I find I enjoy the most: the unpredictability of it. 我过去常常准备，准备，反复准备, walking into class with this meticulous set of notes so that I could plan for and respond to every potential road that discussion might walk down. I still prepare a lot, and I always walk into the classroom with a means of scaffolding a discussion. But I put a lot more emphasis now on teaching as a practice of active listening and collective responsiveness. 现在, I leave the classroom so excited about the ideas collectively generated by my class precisely because I could not have come up with them on my own.”
杰伊·加菲尔德: “当我开始教书的时候, I discovered that it is one of the most enjoyable things one can do—the reason I feel I’ve never worked a day in my life. I came to 十大电子平台游戏 in mid-career and my teaching style was pretty set by then. But I have continued to learn new ways to present material, 如何整合技术和, 在COVID, 我学会了在线教学. 还有，通过十大电子平台游戏的 梅隆程序, I’ve learned how to integrate public facing writing into my teaching.”
How do you stay inspired about your work in the classroom?
加菲尔德一个人怎么能不受鼓舞呢? 的re is nothing more exciting than walking into a classroom or sitting down with students in my office. 火花飞. 观点出现. 思想的发展. It never gets old and it always feels like a great privilege to be present with and involved in learning.”
Kellum: “I fell in love with the ancient Mediterranean world in the 9th grade and learn something new about some aspect of it almost every day—which I am always eager to share and relate to something in contemporary culture. Discussing all of this with students generates excitement and leads to yet more discussion for all.”
皮: “I’m a humanities scholar and these are difficult times for the humanities. I am also a scholar trained in the critical study of race, working in a political moment in which the legitimacy of my entire field is coming under right-wing assault. 而十大电子平台游戏, 而且还在继续, a safe and open space within which to pursue my work with students, it’s really difficult to do this work within the broader context. It raises existential questions about where higher education is headed and what role each of us should play in building the future we want to see—and in preserving the humanities and critical work on race as areas of inquiry to which all students can and should have access.”
加菲猫: “成为优秀教师社区的一员, scholars who take teaching seriously; the privilege of having students who come ready to learn and who see us as allies in education, not as adversaries assessing them as gatekeepers or taskmasters; and being part of an institution that values teaching and that provides so much support for developing and executing that craft.”
Kellum: “首先是学生! 和, 当然, students go on to become alums and a part of an astounding network with a deep passion for this place and all it has to offer. 每次听到十大电子平台游戏家的消息我都很开心. I am also proud to teach at an institution that values equity and inclusion and has eliminated student loans.”
皮内: “十大电子平台游戏 students enter the classroom with so much curiosity and passion—so much desire to learn, and so much desire to use knowledge to benefit the world beyond campus. 的y are opinionated, but also very generous with me and each other. It never ceases to amaze me how caring and careful they are with each other’s ideas, 争论和问题.”