Birgit van Berlo
Jacek is an experienced and dedicated teacher in Psychometrics and statistics classes, which students may find to be more challenging, are taught by Jacek, an experienced and dedicated professor. However, he has the ability to make complex subjects simple and inspire an interest in statistics in students. Teaching meta-analyses is his real passion. At the VU, he delivered an invited lecture on this subject to Ukrainian refugees. He also actively assisted in planning their trip to Amsterdam. Jacek is a highly understanding, accessible, and patient teacher. He never fails to accommodate his pupils. He deserves praise for his hard work and dedication.
João impressed the jury with his embodiment of the teacher who does more than teach about his academic domain. This can be attributed to his personal and vulnerable approachability by which he acts as a role model and inspiration for his students. He is known by students and staff as a spontaneous, enthusiastic and friendly teacher/coworker and as who seeks to connect (with) other people outside his domain.
John impressed the jury with his innovative way of teaching and his approachability. Students remark him as pleasant, approachable and engaging with his method of teaching. An example being that he gave students the assignment to teach themselves something like juggling and film it to show and discuss during class. John shows that being creative and innovative is not exclusive to younger talents, and (ways of) teaching keeps evolving and improving.