Season 2 Episode 13: Mistakes Are Proof Your Are Trying
In this episode, Mistakes Are Proof You Are Trying, Anne and Steve are joined by Andre Isaacs, Associate Professor of Chemistry at College of the Holy Cross, who shares his thoughts about how to build learning communities by meeting students where they are. This episode is brought to you in partnership with Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.
Holy Cross Chemistry Professor Blends Roles as Scientist and Influencer to Inspire Students
Andre Isaacs’s choreographed dance videos have attracted almost a quarter of a million followers on Tik Tok, but this associate professor of chemistry might be even more popular in the classroom.
Whether working on copper catalyzed reactions via click chemistry or practicing choreography for his videos, Isaacs’ mentorship of students builds community and inspires confidence that leads students to feel secure in taking scientific risks and sharing ideas with colleagues without hesitation that they might not be “right.” Continue reading