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.