Friday, January 08, 2010
I realize that I should be catching up with Thanksgiving and Christmas pictures, and I will get to that eventually. Since blogging more frequently wasn't on my list of resolutions this year, I won't let this setback bother me to much. In the meantime, I have much more urgent things to ask my friends in the blogosphere. So, in a few weeks I will start teaching all alone for the first time! I am excited and a little nervous. (For those of you who don't know, I have a fellowship to teach undergrad writing classes while I am in the Master's program.) Anyway, I am getting all prepped for the first day of class. We will, of course, go over the syllabus, etc. I am also having them write a mini essay on how they view themselves as writers, etc. But, to start out, I think we should do some sort of mini get to know you session. I know those can be annoying, but it is a small class (20 people) and we are going to be doing lots of peer review and group work, so I want to help us all be comfortable with one another. This is where you all come in. What is your most (and least) favorite way to start off a new class. Does anyone have any great "get to know you" suggestions? I don't want to start out as the totally annoying teacher, but I will if I have to! :) It's all in the name of learning, right?