How to make teaching engaging?
June 14, 2011 10:24 AM Subscribe
Help me be an adjunct women's professor! Teaching a class for the first time and looking for teaching tips and reading/book suggestions!
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm teaching my first women's studies course for undergraduates and I am very excited! The course will focus on gender - what it means, what factors define it (external, internal). I am trying to figure out how to make the course engaging for students and also informative. My personal politics are connected to queer theory, but I think it would be interesting, important, to use authors/writers that I personally disagree with (radical feminism, for example), so that students can challenge themselves after reading contradictory/opposing/different perspectives.
Any suggestions on readings you truly loved regarding gender/the body when you were a student? Are there teaching styles/types of activities that you loved as a student or that you think works, as a professor? Video clips on youtube you think are good conversation starters?
Thanks so much!