i'm almost officially a teacher!
My course at Sessions.edu
will be open for registration next week. I am excited, not only for the extra income (always good!) but because I finally get to be a teacher, with students! Being a teacher in that I write books, people buy them, and they learn things is totally different. Plus, I get an actual "special category" teaching certificate from the state of New York. You know, for people who aren't really teachers. :)
I was stoked the moment the Sessions.edu folks (a lovely fellow named Gordon) said "we'd like you to develop a course, and if you want to teach it too, that'd be a bonus". Heck, yeah! So, over the last two months I wrote up the course lectures and exercises, a lovely lady named Tara inserted big red questions all through the text (but counterbalanced it by adding aesthetically pleasing graphics), and I dutifully made edits. I am actually still making final edits to a few of the exercises, but that hasn't precluded them from:
- publicizing it
(WARNING! photo of me, and I ain't pretty)
- making the syllabus public
(smaller warning, less terrible photo of me)
Whoo! Just have to finish those edits, and make up some 5-question quizzes and one discussion prompt per lesson, and I'm done. Crap, that's a lot of stuff, better go do it!