Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. Send notice of upcoming events that you want publicized to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Use the “Comments” section to provide updates, additions, and corrections!
Can you smell that “first day of school” fear? It’ll be around all week. Don’t forget to cover the three things students really want to know on the first day of class (according to one study at least): !) What to call you; 2) What the class/subject is about; and 3) What they will have to do to get their grade. Oh, and one more bit of unsolicited advice: in addition to starting the process of learning the students’ names, I have found it important to start the process for students learning of each others’ names. It’s not enough for me to know all their names; they have to know each others’, too.
Add your own first-day advice in the comments. Thanks, in advance for it.
Monday, 8/26: First day of classes for Monday/Wednesday classes!
Tuesday, 8/27: First day of classes for Tuesday/Thursday classes!
Wednesday, 8/28: First day of classes for Wednesday only classes!
Thursday, 8/29: First day of classes for Thursday only classes!
Friday, 8/30: First day of classes for Friday only classes!
Saturday, 8/31: First day of classes for Saturday classes!
4 thoughts on “Next Up!”
Last semester I took everyone’s picture so I could memorize each student’s name by the second class. It was a great way to learn them and the students loved it. I used to be able to do this without pictures – mental snapshots – but that part of my brain has aged out.
Definitely doing that this year…I like it.
Have a great semester! I miss you all!
Miss you, too, Marta!