Sunday, May 24, 2009

not a post about my syllabi

Creating a syllabus can be a lonely part of teaching. It requires intense engagement, requires focused creativity, and it often involves great excitement. Yet it's pretty much you and the syllabus here: if you try bothering to tell people about the little enthusiasms and frustrations, the progress and the choices, the difficult decisions and the joyful optimism, they'll be (rightfully) bored and uninterested.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:25 PM

    I would not be at all bored. I think about them a lot. I, too, get excited. I have succumbed to the temptation to add jokes and various imprecations, exhortations, and heartiness. Are you doing summer teaching?