Princeton Splash
Welcome to Princeton Splash, a student-run organization at Princeton University

Teach


Teacher profiles and class information

Teachers are the core component to Splash. Anyone who is excited to share their knowledge and skills is welcome to teach!


Sign up now!

Step 1: Login or create an account

If you do not already have an account with us, please create one here.

Step 2: Register your classes

Once you have logged in as a teacher, register your classes and edit your profile We also encourage you to sign up to volunteer during the times that you are not teaching!

General Teacher Information

  • You can teach almost anything you want.
  • You should be a college undergraduate student, graduate student, professor/staff, or community member.
  • The sign-up form for classes allows you to choose class size, add co-teachers, etc.
  • Splash will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

What can I teach?

You can teach ANYTHING! The subject can be academic or recreational. The class can be a workshop, lecture, or activity.

Here are some classes taught at Princeton Splash previously:

  • Beatboxing for Beginners
  • Unlocking the Graphic Novel
  • Introduction to College-Level Writing
  • The Mathematics of Magic Tricks
  • Breakdance 101
  • The Chemistry of Chocolate

Need ideas on what to teach?

  • Think about what you would enjoy teaching.
  • Talk to your friends for ideas!
  • Check out past classes at Princeton from 2015 and 2014.
  • Check out past classes at Stanford.

How will classes work?

High school students will be signing up for classes ahead of time. Classes can be anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours long. Teachers can set the maximum number of students they want in their classes. Teachers can also choose to teach a class multiple times in a day.

We will set up the rooms and schedules for all the classes.

How much time commitment is teaching for Splash?

Once you have registered your class, you are expected to check-in and show up to your class on April 29th (and please show up on time!)

In addition to this, you will need to spend a few hours preparing for your class. We highly encourage you to "test" your class on your friends at Princeton, and to go to your friends' practice class sessions. It'll be fun! We offer casual teacher training sessions as well. Stay tuned!

Where can I hold my classes?

Most classes will be held in classrooms around the university. If your class requires specific space from the university like a kitchen, a dance studio, or a computer lab, please indicate this when you register the class. If you want to use a other specific lab space like the ELE lab, then you will need to get permission for this yourselves.

What if I need supplies to teaching a class?

For those of you who are teaching classes that require supplies (e.g. food for a cooking class), we will have some funding available to purchase supplies. A form for requesting supplies will be sent out to teachers after classes have been approved. However, our funding is limited, so we may not be able to approve all requests. For readily available items (i.e. playing cards), please try to borrow them from your friends or ask students to bring their own. Also, please note that reusable items purchased for classes should be returned to Princeton Splash after your class ends.

Is there anything I'm NOT allowed to teach?

Please realize that all classes will need to be approved by the Splash team. Some restrictions include:

  • Classes cannot teach or promote any illegal activities (e.g. "How to deal drugs").
  • Classes cannot promote specific viewpoints or beliefs (e.g. "Why abortion is wrong" or "Why abortion is right").
  • Classes cannot include any potentially dangerous activities. We want to keep all our students safe! (e.g. no explosives, no liquid nitrogen, no knives)

However, it is acceptable to discuss and explore controversial topics in a responsible way that is considerate of the diversity of our students' backgrounds (e.g. "The social costs of drug trafficking" or "The ethics of abortion and stem-cell research"). In other words, please use your good judgment when designing classes.

Any more questions?

Contact us.

Message from the Teacher Preparation Program: "If you enjoyed Splash, come learn about the Program in Teacher Preparation, an interdepartmental course of study composed of a unique mix of coursework, seminars, laboratory experience, field work, and practice teaching. The program allows students to explore teaching as a career option and to become fully prepared and certified to teach successfully at the middle and secondary levels within the regular framework of a Princeton A.B. or B.S.E." You can learn more about the Teach Preparation Program here.



Last modified by shefalin on April 08, 2017 at 08:23 p.m.