The Philosophy of Teaching
Nick Bontis Keynotes - Nick Bontis's speeches are fascinating explorations of how the process of teaching should be...
He outlines what he calls the three P's: preparation, participation and performance. In terms of preparation, Bontis goes beyond being punctual and organized. He attempts to revitalize each one of his classes every term by at least 1/3 of the content. Next, he discusses participation. He tries to engage the students in brief discussions of global issues, but also maintains an objective of having the students share personal opinions. Lastly, Botis argues that every lecture should be considered a performance; the class should be memorable to be effective.