I know this post will bear an eerie similarity to the last one, but once again I am going to take a stab at writing a useful blog. Not sure if it will be useful to anyone else, but at least I will try to make it useful for me. My school and I have reached a tentative understanding that I will be returning to a full-time teaching load, including math, and so it seems an appropriate time to begin a more reflective chapter of my career.
So that I might be more inclined to post, this blog will start with one post per week on Fridays. As those of you who know me can attest, I tend to be a fairly rules-based guy, so I am going to try to set up a template for my blog posts, with a few key sections:
- This Week Today — with apologies to John Oliver, this will be a retrospective of the week, with my key observations on what I did in my classes.
- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly — a section outlining one thing that worked really well, one thing that didn’t work so well, and one thing that was truly awful.
- Thoughts on Teaching — a short piece attempting to extract from my brain any useful nuggets concerning computer science, math, and/or teaching.
- What I’ve Been Reading — links to the blog posts and articles that I have read in the past week that seemed to strike a chord in my teaching practice.
- Whimsy with Wistar — something off-topic that amuses me and hopefully amuses you as well. If you don’t like it, well de gustibus non est disputandum.
That’s probably too ambitious and may prove a barrier to entry, but here goes nothing.