There is an art to teaching and the classroom can be a space for play and innovation. My classes combine elements of traditional lecture with discussion and activity, moving between the creative and the analytical, combining theory with practice. Listed below are a number of pedagogical innovations I have experimented with in the classroom and found to be effective at driving learning. Across these interventions you should sense that I believe content known is less important than how individuals search for, interpret, and make sense of available information related to a problem. As Laszlo Block, the hiring manager of Google argues
, "the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it's not I.Q. It's learning ability. It's the ability to process on the fly. It's the ability to pull together disparate bits of information."