Next year I'd like to do a project rather than a test-style final for my biblical studies classes. Any ideas out there? I'd like it to be summative in nature.
That's all folks. 2017-2018 is in the books. Finals + graduation next week and then we're off for the summer.
Alright, now I know what classes I'll be teaching in 18-19:
- 3 New Testament (1 fall, 2 spring)
- 4 World Religion (2 fall, 2 spring)
- 2 Old Testament (both fall)
- 1 'Religion in the United States' (spring)
That last one is a new course I'm creating. Currently, it has 9 students enrolled, which is a very pleasant surprise (I was hoping for at least 6).
Today was my last day with my advisory of two years. Next year I go back to advising another group of freshmen for a two year term. I've been thinking about what it is that I need to emphasize to my freshmen this time. What would *you* like to have learned/been told/been taught as a freshman that would have given you the skills necessary to have a successful high school career?
This is what my business card will look like this fall:
Last week I received the wonderful news that my thesis revisions were accepted. My doctoral program is complete!
If you're searching for book recommendations, here are a couple I've finished over the past few weeks that were great. Klosterman's 'But What If We're Wrong?' tries to imagine what people in the future will say about our current age in light of the fact that human knowledge is always changing. It's full of great thought experiments and really forces you to embrace epistemological humility. Haidt's The Righteous Mind' takes a look through evolutionary psychology at how (in the US) conservatives and liberals build and function within different moral matrices.
Chuck Klosterman, But What If We're Wrong?