Podcast Tag: professional development

Episode 219: The Secret to Succeeding as a Teacher (Roel Snieder)

“The challenge is to really bring your heart into the classroom, show up as a person, show up with care.”

Dr. Roel Snieder discusses how to excel as a teacher (and professional) using the Teaching with Heart practices. Roel makes the case for creating a more nurturing and loving educational environment. He also addresses the potential pitfalls of ego in teaching, the importance of seeing students as individuals with unique challenges and aspirations, and the delicate balance of maintaining professional boundaries while cultivating meaningful relationships. This episode is a reminder that the learning journey – which never ends – is enriched when both teachers and students show up as whole, interconnected individuals.

Episode 147: Living with uncertainty – using near-surface in urban settings

Yunyue Elita Li discusses her upcoming South & East Asia Honorary Lecture, "Listening to Singapore: Harvesting urban noise for space, water, and hazard mitigation." Elita shares how she designed novel signal processing techniques that turn urban hum into rich information about the urban system, both above and below the surface. She also outlines what public officials, citizens, and engineers should understand about geophysics to support sustainable practices and growth in urban environments. This episode is full of communication tips and scientific insights to improve life in our cities.

Episode 146: Safety is not a priority (and other rules for the field)

Kevin Bohacs discusses his upcoming course, "Introduction to Field Safety Leadership." In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Kevin shares why safety is not a priority, why hardships are a nuisance, and the most dangerous aspect of all fieldwork. Kevin also addresses specific geophysical field concerns and his one rule to rule all rules.  

Episode 139: Persuading the decision-makers

Laura Bandura discusses her 2022 Distinguished Lecture, “Quantifying the Business Impact of Seismic Technology to Deepwater Exploration.” In a low oil price environment, it is more important than ever to prioritize technology projects to ensure the greatest return on investment. There is much pressure to accelerate the time-to-impact of corporate research and technology programs. In many cases, the geoscientists who are developing these breakthrough technologies are expected to demonstrate the value of these initiatives, which

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