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How to Teach in an Age of Distraction

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October 02, 2015 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

At MIT, I teach a seminar on science, technology, and memoir. Enrollment is capped at 20 students. The atmosphere is intimate. We read memoirs by scientists, engineers, and designers, and then the students tell their own stories.

Some of them have...

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