I have enjoyed teaching electrical engineering topics for over 10 years. Instruction in the classroom is largely a showmanship activity. The attention of students is often challenging to get – and keep – throughout a lecture. It takes the right cadence of topics that intrigue, and engaging in interaction and questions throughout.

When I see creativity in my students, I do everything I can to point it out and reward that. Although creativity is not something you can teach to others, it is something that can be brought out in everyone. This often takes more focused interaction in laboratories and experiments. When students are given the opportunity to extend projects in self-directed ways, they often demonstrate their passion in specific specializations.

I prefer to use modern software tools to make presentation material:

  • Jupyter
  • Google slides
  • Asymptote
  • Pandoc
  • MathJax
  • Inkscape
  • Matlab or Octave
  • LaTeX and XeTeX (with many ctan packages)