Or, Blogger as Teacher-in-Training
Deep in the depths of catching up on e-mail and reading teh interblags, I just found a new blog, and I might be in love.
It’s The Scholar As Teacher, put out by Princeton’s in-house professional development office, the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning.
Don’t let the bureaucrat’s dream of a originating body throw you: it’s attractive to look at, smartly written to take advantage of the bloggy medium, and, most important, offers some ideas on teaching — both tips and tricks for the classroom, and ways of thinking about teaching more generally.
Not things I personally have much cause to use at the moment (woo hoo summer! boo hoo dissertation!), but I’m filing it away in the category of “good procrastination” (think “good cholesterol”).
Reminds me, in tone and deliciousness of content, of the stuff that the CHNM folks put out.
And, not to be rude, but it’s a bit easier on the eyes than the Tomorrow’s Professor Blog. So there.
PS – “JBFC,” a tag for a lot of the posts over there, stands for “Just Back From Class.”
Image Cite: Ms. Tina, “An Apple for the Teacher (3/365),” Flickr, CC License