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Part Four of Practical Mid-Career Teaching Reflections: Guest Speakers and Tutorials

Hosting a guest speaker virtually or in the classroom is potentially a highlight of the semester, but more often than not it is a letdown.  The pitfalls are many, and include unprepared and unmotivated students who fail to see a connection between the guest’s visit and the course’s learning objectives, as well as guests who deliver long, conventionally structured lectures, leaving only a matter of minutes for discussion.  I have...

  • Justin Robertson
  • PhD
5 min read