I am training to develop my teaching practice, both through the Mathematical Association of America's Project NExT and Texas Tech's STEM Teaching, Engagement & Pedaogy Program. Here are some "things to expect" if you enroll in a course with me.
I want you to succeed and understand that you have a life outside the classroom. We can work to find appropriate accommodations for anything that might impact your participation in our course.
I will emphasize connections between our course and other courses that you might take. As much as possible, I will emphasize the utility of what we cover for the class' specific majors and career interests.
I will expect you to write and speak about mathematical ideas. This helps me understand what you're learning and thinking. Explaining your reasoning is also a valuable skill for any technical career.
I am adopting classroom activities that require your engagement during lecture periods. These methods will help you learn and remember the material covered in class, but I know that it takes time to become comfortable with them.