Splash Biography



SHERENE RAISBECK, ESP Teacher




Major: Teacher and Parent at MIT Splash

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 1994

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Past Classes

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H550: Intro to Social Psychology in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
Why do people behave differently in groups than they do when alone? Why would a perfectly reasonable person agree to administer shocks to somebody just because that person got questions wrong? Does power corrupt and if so, how? What experiment predicted what would happen at the prison, Abu Ghraib.


X570: What We Say to People, What People Hear in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
“I don’t understand!” “What do you mean?” “How could you do that to me?” Have any of these been said to you? Did you know the answer? If you aren’t sure, take this course. We’ll discuss some of the reasons you are so misunderstood. The class will be lecture/discussion, with references to major theories and theorists as an inclusion, but not the major focus. The purpose of this course is to give you some tools for self-examination. It is neither for counseling nor for therapy.


H571: H11967: Building Histories for Your Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Dystopia in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
In the year 2150, we've colonized Mars. How did we get from here to there? On the planet Trzymy, there is a plot to overthrow the Usurper! How did he come to power and what is the heritage of his country? We're doomed. We know we're doomed. The leaders say so. Has it always been this way? If not, when did things change and how? Creating a solid history to lean on in your story telling can make the tale a lot easier to craft for an author, or at least a lot easier to follow for a reader! We will work to understand how histories work and what we need to do to build them!


X431: Games for Thinking While Playing in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Some games are almost all luck. Some have a blend of luck and skill. In this session, we are going to focus on games that have a minimum of luck: who goes first, for some, and who plays which part for others. They require analysis to play well. Some may be familiar, some with most assuredly not be!


H432: Magic Systems in Fantasy Stories - Part 1 in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
We''re going to explore how magic is designed and presented in a variety of books and movies,.