I have taught courses at Rhodes College, Dartmouth College, The College of New Jersey, and Princeton University. I have trained graduate teaching assistants and earned a certificate from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University.
What drives my teaching?
- The desire to debunk stereotypes and myths about Black life in the Caribbean.
- To center lived experience to better understand the nuances and messiness of race, religion, and politics.
My pedagogical approach is:
- Facilitating student engagement through writing, discussion, and reflection.
- Encouraging student creativity using moving images, sound, and performance arts.
- Developing learning communities that promote risk-taking and respect.
With the transition to remote learning, I challenged myself to develop new skills and gain new tools to build and sustain a virtual learning community for my students. I completed a five-day summer intensive workshop to redesign my syllabi and experimented with various learning technologies such as Perusal, Google Jamboard, Flipgrid, and Kahoot!.
I treat my course outlines as drafts. I often revise them based on students’ interests as the semester progresses. Here are a few sample syllabi for courses I’ve taught remotely and in-person.