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RACE WRIGHT, ESP Teacher




Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: University of Chicago

Year of Graduation: 2010

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Past Classes

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T542: Hook, Line and Sinker: Capturing the Imagination of Students in Ripple Spring 2010 (Apr. 24, 2010)
The popular trend towards quantitative benchmarks in education-- assessments, accountability and academic standards-- will perhaps do students a great disservice in the long run. As the future becomes increasingly less predictable due to the compounding advancements of technology, education will need to reconfigure itself to prioritize how to learn rather than what to learn. If the future is unpredictable, then education must prepare students for the unknown, a task of encouraging creativity, active learning styles, and excitement for knowledge. Hook, Line and Sinker aims to find ways to engage student imagination, creativity, and excitement. The workshop will be devoted to practical ways that teachers can engage students as well as well as examining what makes those methods effective.


C665: The Rebellion of Art: Murder, Sex, and Politics in Splash! Fall 2010 (Oct. 02, 2010)
Ever thought that classical painting and literature was boring-- full of serious portraits and stilted prose? Wrong! The classics were dripping with subterfuge, conflict and rebellion. This class will peer under the dried paint and ink to discover the reality of art; not only will we discover the context and subtext of art, we will also delve into the fascinating lives of the men who produced these works of art. If you are interested in the history of art, or if you are interested in hearing the gossip surrounding the "rock stars" of history, check out this class.


C691: Teacher! Teacher! Part 1 in Splash! Fall 2010 (Oct. 02, 2010)
We all know that you know that you know what you know, but did you know that we don’t know what you know that you know? Did you know that we want to know what you know? This class is a hands-on class about teaching--if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a teacher, or what it really takes to teach something--this is the class for you. We’ll go through everything you need to teach a class: we’ll discuss basic teaching techniques and theory (pedagogy), we’ll brainstorm and plan a class--and then we’ll teach! This is the first of two classes. There are no prerequisites for the class--but come with a couple of ideas of what you want to teach, and sign up for the second class!


C692: Teacher! Teacher! Part 2 in Splash! Fall 2010 (Oct. 02, 2010)
We all know that you know that you know what you know, but did you know that we don’t know what you know that you know? Did you know that we want to know what you know? This class is a hands on class about teaching— if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a teacher, or what it really takes to teach something— this is the class for you. We’ll go through everything you need to teach a class: we’ll discuss basic teaching techniques and theory (pedagogy), we’ll brainstorm and plan a class— and then we’ll teach! This is the second part of the class. In order to attend this part you must register for the first part. In this part, we'll be teaching!


C418: Dating Observed: Examining the Ritual of Sex in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 03, 2009)
Sex is simple: the how and why is pretty straightforward. The survival of humanity depends upon a relatively simple act-- so why have human societies created complicated social circumstances-- such as dating, courtship, marriage, etc--for sex? How do these circumstances operate? What makes actions acceptable or inacceptable? What's going on? In this class we will be discussing these "rituals". The first part of the class will give the basic tools for understanding social interactions. The second part of the class will focus on a discussion of the rituals-- applying the tools to things that we see everyday. There are no prerequisites for the class-- just bring an open mind and a willingness to discuss and examine important issues in a new light.


A419: Stick it to the Man: Easy bake Scottish Scones, Shortbread and more! in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 03, 2009)
Ever been charged too much for a pastry with your tea (or coffee?)? Sick of being exploited by evil coffee conglomerates? Tired of mass-produced tasteless treats? Want to stick it to the Man and make your own authentic pastry? Join this class! In this class we will learn to bake some Scottish classics. No baking experience necessary.


H259: Beginners Magic Card Tricks in Splash! 2008 (Oct. 04, 2008)
Have you ever wanted to be magician? Have you ever wanted to amaze and astound your friends, family (and on-lookers)? Then this class is for you. In this class, we will learn simple card tricks, techniques and methods that you will be able to use to impress others, and create your own magic tricks. This class is designed to be an introduction to magic tricks for beginners. If you know some magic tricks, you will be welcome, but you probably won't learn much from it.


B7: Splash Scholars: Learn How to Teach a Class of Your Own in CASCADE (2009)
We know that you know what you know, but do you know that we don’t know what you know that ...