Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Preparing a New Course or Novel -- Three Steps to Disaster

We're 75% of the way through the year, but I just ran across this article from some college professors at North Carolina State University, and I thought it had a lot of value for new teachers--many of whom are getting ready to graduate and begin the search for a job teaching.

"Three Steps to Disaster, or How Not to Approach a New Course Preparation

1. Go It Alone
Colleagues may have taught the course in the past and done it very well, but it would be embarrassing to ask them if you can use their materials (syllabi, learning objectives, lecture notes, demonstrations, assignments, tests, etc.), so instead create everything yourself from scratch."

Read More here.

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