The fall semester has begun, and I’m back in the classroom teaching a course called Proactive Ministry in a Media Culture. After teaching online all summer, it’s a joy to again engage face-to-face with students in the classroom. Online classes have their place, mind you, but there’s nothing like a live classroom. That arena is […]
To lecture or not to lecture? Small groups or written response? How much time does it take to teach online vs. face-to-face? These are the questions that vex many academics. In this post, I’ll continue my set of reflection that consider online teaching, focusing on that last question. To do so, I’ll draw from the paper, […]
This summer, I’m teaching Luther’s cornerstone stewardship course, Money & Mission of the Church, online to 20 students [syllabus here]. I’ve taught a version of the course in a traditional residential format before, but this is my first attempt online. We’re five weeks in now, so I’m writing some reflections about my experience teaching online […]
When it comes to teaching, I think a lot about maintaining the fine balance between clearly, loudly, explicitly teaching my students things to know, and subtly, quietly, implicitly teaching them ways to think.
Usually, it’s a man who says it. He wants conversation to go deeper. He’s hoping for more self-disclosure. With the best of intentions, he wants to move past the mundane. He desires this time to be different. So he says, “Go ahead. Share. This is a safe space.” Except, no it isn’t.