I’m a creative. I consider teaching a creative act. For me a classroom isn’t a laboratory. It’s more like a practice room or master class. For me, teaching isn’t a science. But like music, it has methods—basic, advanced and experimental. I prioritize creating experiences for my students, I ask them to think through a set of ideas, to spend time thinking and contemplating—lately I’ve found a classroom is a powerful place for contemplation. Outside of class I expect students to do something—perhaps a read a text, watch a film, or go try an activity. I often ask students to try something they don’t think they’re good at, or look into something they are unfamiliar with. As with most teachers, I teach first in the way I learn best: lots of options, variety, and stimuli. Within the range of options I make sure there is something for every type of thinker and learner.