Sumantra Sarkar

Sumantra Sakar
Sumantra Sakar Photography: Binghamton University.


Pedagogical Showcase Method: Active Learning, Assessment

Showcase Description: Simulation


If you could choose one word or phrase to describe how you work, what would that word be and why?

To my dismay, I recognize that most of the courses that I have taken (or were forced to take) has been very uninteresting, all through my career. I realized later, that it was not because of the content of the course that it was boring but because the way it was presented … highlighting the relevance to the environment, it use. it's applicability.  I want to make my classes enjoyable such that it's fun to learn.

How do you keep track of all of your work? Do you use any apps? Gadgets? Other solutions?

I have scribblings all over....a running To-do list....

Are you an Apple person or a PC person? Both? Why?

PC. India was a Windows country when we grew up. Apple was expensive. Could not afford Apple as a student. But now feel that they overprice their product exploiting their brand image already built.

Describe your workspace, either at home, work, or both. What is it like?

My wife says "how can you find your things here?"

How do you recharge yourself when you’ve been doing a lot of work?

Music … Music … Music...and some comic strips. As of now election campaign (That's comedy central uninterrupted). :-)

Are you a night owl or an early riser? Briefly describe.

Night Owl

What are you currently reading?

Nothing, casual really

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about learning and teaching? 

"Student for life.” Make sure you talk in a language which the audience understand.