My teaching shifts student focus from mastering content to forming higher-order abilities. I do this because I want my students to develop as whole persons—academically, professionally, communally, and personally. I want them to grow in virtues such as integrity and intellectual charity and in skills such as close reading and logical thinking. So, my students spend as much of class time as possible solving problems, evaluating arguments, applying concepts, and collaborating with other students.
I am continually discovering new ways to innovate within this broadly learning-centered approach.