The most important part of teaching is inspiration. Convey that, and the rest will follow.

A new way of conveying information

Some time ago I gave a TEDx talk on my ideas of how education can be improved. The great thing is: I'm actually implementing these ideas!

In short, I'm making online animation videos that are adaptive. That is, the user can ask the video to become shorter (more summarized) or longer (more elaborate). In this way, we can give everyone education at the right level, saving lots of students tons of time.

Everything is still in the trial phase, so there's nothing specific online yet. But if you're interested to see some preliminary versions, drop me a note and I'll tell you all about the plans.

Teaching at the TU Delft

Teaching is fun! Which is why it's great that I'm also involved in teaching at the TU Delft. Some of the courses I teach or have taught are:

  • Basic Systems & Control Theory (bachelor level)
  • Nonlinear Control Theory
  • Knowledge Based Control Theory
  • Control Systems Lab
  • Differential Equations
  • Engineering Mechanics

But with the right teaching skills, you can teach just about anything.

Ultimate Frisbee trainer/coach

I'm a trainer for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Over the years, I've taught a ton of new players the sport, including various kids at several schools in Zambia, which definitely was a memorable experience.

I've also been coach of the Dutch national under 23 team, which has been an amazing experience. I've managed to teach these guys a couple of tricks, but they've also taught me so many things concerning group work, team dynamics, keeping people motivated, and more.