Okay. It took me a few days, but I’m ready for summer quarter. Bring em on.
Summer classes present some interesting teaching challenges. The first of the challenges is attitude: many students somehow get the idea that Summer classes are easier than classes in Fall, Winter, or Spring. The next challenges (for me) is dealing with a compressed quarter, somehow covering 10 weeks of material in 6 weeks. For some reason students seem to focus on the “less time” fact rather than the “condensed” fact.
I’ve managed to plan out my classes, and I am feeling a warm glow for an evil job well done. I’ve structured my class well, and it I’ve got a lot of very fun classes ahead. I only hope I have dedicated students… if nothing else I will make them sweat. Even in a nice, air-conditioned class. Monday, the gauntlet goes down.
In the meantime, here is a picture of a me ready to post…