Will Georgic

Teaching

 
Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve (Credit: The Learning Profession)

Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve (Credit: The Learning Profession)

Syllabi for Previously Taught and Proposed Courses

To encourage deep and actual learning I foster a supportive learning environment, treat students democratically, and incorporate “positive pressures” into the classroom (which may take the form of repeated assessment to mitigate the forgetting curve). A sample of resources I’ve used to promote active learning are provided at the bottom of the page.

Evaluations

Average Effectiveness From 101 Evaluations Across Six Introductory Courses and One Advanced Course: 4.07/5

Average Effectiveness From 101 Evaluations Across Six Introductory Courses and One Advanced Course: 4.07/5

 

Qualitative Evaluations

Will was an excellent professor for this course. He clearly values the information he teaches as well as his students. He wants us to succeed and apply ourselves fully. I enjoyed the reward of attendance quizzes and that he was a fair grader. I would definitely enroll in another class taught by Will
— Food, Population, and the Environment, Summer 2016
After preparing well in advance for one of his exams, going to his office hours, showing him my notes and review sheets, I did not do well on the exam at all. He pulled me aside to say that he knew that I prepared for the exam, and that he wanted to figure out what went wrong. Professors that are as attentive and dedicated as Professor Georgic is, are the people who positively impact students the most.
— Introductory Macroeconomics, Autumn 2016
Will is a challenging professor for sure, but in saying that he pushes his students to think critically and apply knowledge to solve unfamiliar problems
— Introductory Macroeconomics, Spring 2017
 
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