Whether in the classroom or outside the classroom, we all learn. Nurses learn complex information, computer scientists learn how to code, and teenagers learn how to drive a car. Learning is universal, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
In my hunt to discover how learning works, I’ve immersed myself in K-12 and higher education. In both settings, I’ve enjoyed my time as a student, an educator, a mentor, and a leader. I’ve become familiar with the challenges of today's education systems, too. Lack of time, money, energy, resources, and staff are widespread.
These challenges won't disappear overnight (or within years or even decades). Taking small steps to improve education – through the use of evidence-based practices – is one way we can transform learning. Research helps us figure out learning, policy helps us revolutionize learning, and teaching helps us shape learning every day, everywhere. Successful teaching is critical for successful learning.
Here are a few highlights about my teaching experience:
- Currently teaching psychological science to exceptional undergraduate students at the Berklee College of Music
- Certified as an elementary school teacher, with teaching experience in K-12 public schools
- Developed and taught rigorous curriculum in science and social studies for grades 2-9, including classroom, summer, and residential settings
- Developed and taught two courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels about the science of learning and education policy