I dreamt that only one student showed up for the first class of Critical Approaches to Technology and Society this morning. I did the lets get to know each other thing just for him, I showed him how to use a blog – and then, after the break, forty more students showed up. They’d all slept in. And the stuff I want to do after the break today is all completely founded on their knowing each other a little and their having blogs set up.
I hate teaching nightmares. At least I’ve never dreamt I was naked in front of my class or anything. And I didn’t dream I was unprepared. And it wasn’t as bad as that lecture from hell when none of the technology worked!
This semester I actually get to teach my blogging book! Isn’t that clever!? I get to teach something that I’m researching and writing anyway, so both teaching and writing should propel each other forward in a very productive fashion (instead of hindering each other as often happens) – and the students will get a super-engaged teacher and a real “research-based education” experience. Look, here’s the syllabus for the course.
That’s if they actually show up. I sure hope my dream doesn’t come true.