This is How Gusties Teach Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology maintains an interesting blog that seeks to make how faculty members teach more visible with the rationale that “teaching shouldn’t be a private activity, but often it turns out that way. We don’t get to see inside each others’ classrooms, even though we’d probably benefit if only we could!” In a similar spirit, I’d love to hear more about my own colleagues on campus who I know are doing amazing things with their students. Therefore, the Kendall Center will be starting a series of posts that feature how Gustavus Faculty Members teach. We’ll be asking people the same questions (listed below) and try to include a few pictures.

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If you are interested in sharing how you teach, please answer the questions below and email your answers along with a picture or two to If there is someone that you’d like to have answer these questions, you can let me know that too, and I’ll send them a request. Thanks and I look forward to learning more about everyone.

[Your Name]: I’m a Gustie and This is How I Teach

What classes do you regularly teach?

What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received?

Tell us about your favorite topic or course to teach.

Describe a favorite in-class activity or assignment.

What teaching and learning techniques work best for you?

Tell us something that you’ve learned about yourself from teaching.

Three words that best describe your teaching style.

What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer?

Tell us about a teaching disaster (or embarrassment) you’ve had.

What is something your students would be surprised to learn about you?

What are you currently reading for pleasure?

Who would you like to fill out this survey next?



  1. Lisa Heldke says:

    I love it too. Thanks, Kyle. My favorite thing about the personnel committee was getting to learn how to teach from all my terrific colleagues.

  2. Angelique Dwyer says:

    I love this idea! I have often wanted to be a fly on the wall in many of my colleagues’ classrooms! What a great way to share and learn. Thanks for setting this up.