I have taught for seven semesters at Princeton University and Duke University. In designing courses, I use the approach of backward course design. This begins with identifying overall learning goals, chosen from high on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The next step is to determining acceptable evidence that students have met those goals. Finally, I choose learning experiences (individual lectures, readings, discussions, assignments etc) to meet those goals.
The three values that guide me in the classroom are transparency, autonomy and community.