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For the Reporter's annual teaching supplement, we not only let the award winners speak for themselves, we also bring a gamut of stories of teaching.
The most recent teaching award winners were asked three questions: What did they learn from their students, who was their favourite teacher, and what advice would they give to the new teacher on the block?
The traditional locus of learning is the classroom. The Engineering Class of '50 decided to help McGill take the conventional space to its most technologically advanced level. Thanks to them, the McConnell Engineering Building has a state-of-the-art Intelligent Classroom. Students always give back to those who teach them.
The Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching for 2002 went to four deserving souls at Convocation on Halloween. These professors have a reputation for putting zip into their classes and smiles of "Now I get it!" on their students' faces, even for the thorniest of subjects.
We bring examples of teachers who add a little something extra to their classes - Norman Cornett (Religious Studies) invites Jazz music luminaries and innovators to his intensive summer course; and David Harpp (Chemistry) uses hot web technology to keep students learning at any time, night or day.
Anthony Paré, chair of the education faculty's integrated studies in education department, talks about the promising collaboration and educational exchange between McGill and the English Montreal School Board's MIND High School.
And finally, the Centre for University Teaching and Learning has some tricks up its sleeve for teachers. Workshops, consultation services and grant information are all part of the CUTL ken, and they invite you to make use of their ample resources.