What If I’m Not a Good Teacher?

Today, I’m tackling another question posed by one of my Methods students: What if I am not a good teacher? What if I fail? Yes, I know, these are technically two questions, but they are related so they count as one. (My blog. My rules.) These are serious questions I have about my future as…

Good Teaching Is Getting Through to People

In her new blog feature called Teaching Tuesday, novelist and professor Cathy Day shared her technique for learning students’ names on the first day of class. I do something similar: I fill out a classroom seating map as my students go around the room on the first day introducing themselves with their names, hometowns, and…