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Alpert Medical School - Neurology
Theater Arts and Performance Studies

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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Pen, paper; laptops (for writing, drawing). Show some video.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Positive feedback from students (teaching award 2011). Assisting in the development of the Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at Providence VAMC.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In addition to using Blumenfeld as basic interactive text, I provide a packet of journal articles relevant to the rotation.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Discover the creative capacity of silence/chaos
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What kind of student would love your class?
Enthusiastic, self-motivated, inquisitive.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Love of ideas ethics poetic action (doing the irreducible).
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learn proactively not passively. Learn how to learn by asking relevant questions of patients and colleagues after researching the answers yourself.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Have they written their brains out.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Proactive not passive learning, evidence of reading during rotation, maturity, confidence tempered by humility, professionalism with patients and staff.
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What is your style of teaching?
Get folks writing. The purpose of critique is to cause more writing. In-session exercises; students post comments on readings and ea. other's work on a blog
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
For student's to say! Am stunned by whatever they come up with that's a surprise to them - that gets around preconceptions of what a play is/how to write one...
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
15-minute presentation at end of rotation on a topic of student's choice, inspired by an interesting case, or topic of particular interest to the student.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Write steadily and fearlessly into uncertainty.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Helping my kids become inquisitive and responsible young adults.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I've got so far to go... I'm glad to be at Brown.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
photography
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Still learning, ambiently. Am interested in lings between playwriting and prayer.
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What is your style of teaching?
Hospital and outpatient clinic clinical rotation. Encourage students to be proactive learners: ask questions, make comments. I provide frequent feedback.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be prepared to learn--and enjoy it!
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
TBI, behavioral neurology, neurorehabilitation, medical ethics.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Art testimony; art and trauma, art as community organizing.
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