Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 • No Comments on Teaching and Learning

I’m back, I’m gone.  I’m back.  So.  Hi.

You would think I would find more time to blog since I am all but attached to my laptop many hours every day.  Teaching two classes in two subjects in two forums is proving to be a (mostly) fun challenge.  Two classes is not much of a course load, but still it takes up a good bit of my time.  The online class, of course, was already fairly well organized before it started since I taught it last semester.  The face-to-face (in-person? real?  I don’t know what to call it.  Traditional, I suppose) class requires much more work since I haven’t taught it before.  It’s fun work, don’t get me wrong, but it is still work.  A lot of work.  I’m trying to decide if I will continue this teaching stuff next semester—meaning fall, as I think I will take the summer off—or pursue something else.  We shall see.

So, that’s the teaching.  Then there is the learning.  I opted for the fun class rather than the working-toward-my-women’s studies-certificate class.  The fun class is work, too.  It is… gulp… a screenwriting class.  Yes, because I don’t do quite enough writing, I have committed to taking a graduate level class in screenwriting.  I will be writing a feature-length movie script between now and the end of April.  Oh my.  When I’m not thinking about mythology or grading English essays, I am contemplating scenes for a film.  It is the one area of professional writing I haven’t yet attempted (there are others—poetry, technical writing—but I’m only referring to those that interest me) and taking a class seemed the best way to motivate me.  Here we go…

So, I am teaching and learning in 2008.  I like it.

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