The Other Side of Campus

Episode 8: "The Joy of Thinking" with Michael Starbird

October 23rd, 2020

On this episode, Dixie and Stephanie are joined by Professor of Mathematics Michael P. Starbird to talk about his book the Five Elements of Effective Thinking and the practical applications of his principles in the classroom to encourage positive change and growth in students. Thanks for joining us for this valuable and fun discussion!

Michael Starbird is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. He has been at UT his whole career except for leaves, including to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He has received more than fifteen teaching awards including the Mathematical Association of America's 2007 national teaching award, the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor statewide award, the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, and most of the UT-wide teaching awards. He has given hundreds of lectures and dozens of workshops on effective teaching and effective thinking. He has produced DVD courses for The Teaching Company in the Great Courses Series on calculus, statistics, probability, geometry, and the joy of thinking. He co-authored, with Edward Burger, the textbook The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking and has co-authored two Inquiry Based Learning textbooks. He produced an edX MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) titled Effective Thinking Through Mathematics. His recent book with co-author Edward Burger is The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 16th, 2020 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Dixie Stanforth
(Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout)
Intro and Outro Music by: Charlie Harper (Additional background music by Charlie Harper, Michelle Daniel, Blue Dot Sessions, Scott Holmes, and Ketsa)
Samples from movie School of Rock taken from YouTube. Sound bites of Sherlock Holmes from YouTube.
Produced and Edited by: Michelle S Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary Neuburger

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