I'm already looking forward to teaching one of my courses in the fall, which focuses on the theory and strategy of human communication. I always enjoy seeing the development of the students' understanding as it relates to this core academic and career skill. What I don't enjoy so much is the mode of teaching I've come to rely on in this course — lectures and in-class activities.
Therefore, my teaching wish list for this fall includes discovery learning and project-based learning:
My ideas are still in the early-forming stage, but I'm keen to work my way towards a more hands-on and self-driven learning experience for students in this course. Even if I succeed on only one front or even on a portion of one front, I will be making progress towards being less 'sage on the stage' and more 'guide on the side'.
What about you? What are you looking forward to in your fall teaching? How are you going to up your game?
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