Written by Craig Schreiner
In WHY I TEACH, Professor of Theatre/Dance Barb Grubel talks about teaching her favorite class — improvisation — virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the stunning, unexpected results.
"The idea that they were thrown this curveball has brought out things that I don't think we would have explored had we been in the studio normally. And so this experience is making me rethink how I will teach this class in the future," she said. "I mean it's such a gift. They didn't give up — they dug deeper."
View "Taking the Leap," how Grubel led the UW-Whitewater dance program's introduction of a new dance class specifically designed for both sit-down (wheelchair) and stand-up dancers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAkoW...
(UW-Whitewater video by Jeffrey Pohorski)
WHY I TEACH is a series about the dedicated faculty at UW-Whitewater’s two campuses who make every day a teachable moment — and every place a learning place — by their expertise and example.