“Learning in the Moment”, Jose Aranda, Jr., English and Hispanic Studies

I like the idea of a classroom. I like the fact that the classroom is something you can make anything out of with the participation of students. I often will tell students that the most important thing about the course is the classroom. Classroom participation is key to whatever we discover along the way. I think of it as a kind of an elegant, Socratic method of asking questions and students answering or being asked more questions. The classroom is a magical space where things happen that I think will happen but then the unexpected happens. It’s really just the act of learning in the moment that makes a course, not studying alone in your room, not through a paper, but together.