I have worked as a graduate research assistant and a lecturer of mechanics courses in a university environment. I began teaching my friends in my undergraduate years and then I had my own students. I learned that teaching is not a one way process, so I usually ask questions and urge my students to ask me questions during the lesson.
One of the most enjoyable parts of teaching is when I am trying to explain a cognitive topic in my engineering courses. In my Dynamics course, the conservation of angular momentum is a good example. The governing equations seem to be simple, but it is not easy to capture the big picture behind them. That’s why I prefer asking questions during the class.
Teaching does not end in the classroom; I urge my students to ask questions or discuss problems during my office hours and it is a great pleasure to help them.
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