#NISODProfiles – Lauri Heintz
“I would love to share a meal with Malala Yousafzai because she understands the importance of education in a person’s life. She fights to ensure that everyone has a chance for a quality education.“
How many years have you been teaching?
15 years, total!
What is your favorite part about being a community or technical college educator?
I enjoy that my institution gives students a less expensive way to get a quality education—we help support our state’s, Texas’, initiative to reduce student debt.
What is your best piece of advice for new or existing colleagues at community or technical colleges in your field?
Remember that every class is different, so you have to work to make each class relevant for the mix of students that are enrolled in a specific course and section.
How do you connect with your students?
I make it a point to learn everyone’s name and I attempt to relate the topics covered in class to my students’ majors.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?
I would love to share a meal with Malala Yousafzai because she understands the importance of education in a person’s life. She fights to ensure that everyone has a chance for a quality education.
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