Nicholas Rys


Mr. Nick Rys

Position: Teaching Associate
Address: East Hall 411B

My approach to first year teaching places an emphasis on student-centered learning. I am interested in creating a classroom culture where students take control of their education and have the agency to form their own opinions about our course material. I am very interested in allowing students to draw connections between topics studied in class and their lives outside of the GSW classroom, and even outside of academia in general. I feel that the subjects we discuss have the best chance to forming lasting impressions on students if they are able to create meaning themselves by taking time to reflect and placing the concepts into the context of their own lives. As a GSW instructor, I am aware that not all students consider themselves writers, but it is my aspiration that by the end of my class, they will realize that they are.