Pedagogical Prize!

At LTH, there is a tradition among the student guilds to honor the year’s best teacher and teaching assistant. First, the students nominate teachers and teaching assistants they like, and then the student council selects the best teacher and teaching assistant based on some criteria. This year it was me. Out of all the teachingContinue reading “Pedagogical Prize!”

Reflections on Webinars

It is always hard to know what good teaching is. I learned some tools for analyzing teaching in the course Teaching for Higher Education that I took. One assignment was to reflect upon our teaching, and I wrote about my webinars (see attached document below). One of the course teachers, Torgny Roxå, asked if heContinue reading “Reflections on Webinars”

New round of teaching

A new course that I teach started a few weeks ago. I will hold webinars like I have done before. I know that students appreciate them, but it is always a bit nervous the first time. I did not have to worry, though. The students came to the webinar and said that it was great! It makes meContinue reading “New round of teaching”

Teaching in Higher Education

During the last two weeks, I have taken an introductory course in Teaching in Higher Education, and it has been so inspiring!  The course has taught me a new way of viewing teaching and, most importantly, given me tools to reflect upon and analyze my teaching strategies. I have already put my new knowledge into practiceContinue reading “Teaching in Higher Education”

Preparations for more teaching

The teaching for this semester has soon reached its end. As I have said before, I love teaching. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback for my webinars and for the labs I have supervised. Teaching has genuinely been one of the few glimpses of light in these dark Corona times. But more teaching willContinue reading “Preparations for more teaching”

I Love Teaching!

Last week I wrote about the rollercoaster of emotions that I sometimes feel. I wrote that teaching is one of the best things about being a Ph.D. student, and that has never been more true than today! Today, the course’s headteacher and I got an email from a student stating how much they appreciated us as teachers.Continue reading “I Love Teaching!”

So many feelings

Being a Ph.D. student is sometimes like riding a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I love it, but some days I only feel anxiety. Today I have felt both. Performance anxiety The most common negative emotion that I have as a Ph.D. student is performance anxiety. I feel that I don’t know enough, I don’tContinue reading “So many feelings”

First Webinar for this semester

I’m so happy! Yesterday I had the first webinar in the course “Automatic Control Basic Course”, and I got a lot of good feedback from the students. As always, it is delightful when someone appreciates what you do. The idea of a webinar is that the students discuss the material from the latest lecture inContinue reading “First Webinar for this semester”

Lab preparations

As part of my teaching duties, I’m responsible for coordinating lab 1 in the course Automatic control, basic coruse. Coordination includes: Setting up the equipment for the lab (see picture). Coordinate Ph.D. student supervisors. Coordinate student supervisors. Make the signup lists available. Every time I’m surprised by how much time this takes to do. But nowContinue reading “Lab preparations”