Jenny Richards’ DNA is that of an English major, but her experience is all tech.
She’s worked in both big and small companies, with for-profits and nonprofits, and even for herself, all the while transferring her skills from industry to industry.
Jenny sees herself as a servant-leader-in-training, and her role is to inspire others and to help them achieve their goals.
Jenny's Teaching Style & Approach
How do you present material to students?
Conversationally, usually. I like to pose questions and to provoke thoughtful conversation.
In my Data Visualization with Tableau course, we use scenarios that will help guide the class discussion.
How you interact and work with students?
As peers, always. I’m a big fan of working on Slack, over email, and Canvas because I work if off-hours. The nature of my day job makes it a little tough to meet one-on-one during office hours, but if students are tolerant of asynchronous communications or scheduling further in advance, I’m all over it.
What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?
Fun, collaborative -– and respectful. Everyone brings something unique to a classroom, and it’s important everyone feels they have a safe place to learn.