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Michael D. Scott

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science Department

UT Austin

Four principles drive my teaching: enthusiasm, encouraging curiosity, high standards, and getting to know my students. The high standards are for me and for my students. If they don't learn it is a failure on my part. For me, one of the best things about teaching is I learn things from my students. Encouraging curiosity leads to the best thing aspect of teaching, learning from my students. Every term I have students suggest an alternate solution or a new problem that keeps me interested in teaching.