Okay, I have no idea if the term "roundtable" is quite appropriate in this context, but it seems to get at what I'm thinking. Another Damned Medievalist suggested, in the comments to my last post, that we both post something substantive about pedagogy before the semester ended. And seeing how a burden shared is a burden lessened, or whatever the saying is, my thought was this:
What, dear readers, are your current teaching concerns? What pedagogical controversies gnaw at you? What elements of teaching would you like to see this part of blogland discuss? Leave your answers in the comments, and we can address them in turn.
Myself, having sworn not to complain about grading or evaluations for at least a little while longer, I have two current concerns:
- how to rein in a class that has got a little bit too relaxed without being a hardass, and
- how to keep the energy/momentum of a class going through the end of the semester.
Thought? comments? ideas? commiserations? criticisms?