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The Lesson of Grace in Teaching

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March 5, 2013 Tags: Education

Today's entry was written by Francis Su. Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here.

The Lesson of Grace in Teaching

Francis Su was recently recognized as one of the best college math teachers in the country, receiving the 2013 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.  This is the highest teaching honor given by the Mathematical Association of America.  In preparing his acceptance speech for the AMS-MAA meeting in January, Su asked himself, “What good news does the gospel offer to teachers, students, and the prevailing academic culture?”  His answer: “Grace.” 

Read his moving speech here.

 


Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric and topological combinatorics, and he authors the popular Math Fun Facts website and iPhone app. He was the recipient of the 2013 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, the highest teaching honor given by the Mathematical Association of America. You can read more about him here.


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MattPye - #77169

March 6th 2013

Great acticle.  I’m only a student at the moment, but I’ve found that the teachers who are the best help to me are the ones who get to know you outside of the classroom/lecture hall, who are always avalible to talk to, not just about work but about life in general, and who make you feel valued, and that what you are doing is worthwhile.


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