Welcome to my page on pedagogy– or, education, for those of you not familiar with the fancy terminology.
Getting right to the heart of the matter, this page exists because, over the course of the next few years, I will begin my studies to become a certified Secondary Education (English) teacher. I will not get into the details at the moment– expect a post later that explains that in fuller detail– but I will say that this page, though not explicitly dealing with medievalism, I feel will be a great addition to the site.
What to expect from this page, then, is reviews and short responses (both from coursework as well as independent studies), centered on the teaching of English; sometimes, however, also expect the same on the profession of teaching in both its practice and history. Other times, I might muse on curricula or simply exchanges and/or encounters I have with students and teachers. In short, this page will be a nexus point for all things education related.
If this page becomes overly bloated, I could see myself creating a personal page (likely on Google’s Blogger platform) and migrate all the content here over there; if that were to happen, though, it wouldn’t be for a long time. Not hugely relevant now. Just wanted to mention it.
For the immediate future, this page won’t be updated heavily. This summer, I will be engaging with some books but once the new academic year rears its bittersweet head, I will be otherwise occupied. The following summer, though, I hope to update more frequently. The point I’m trying to stress, though, is that I hope that this page will continue to develop and grow. If it doesn’t, then I will cull it (something I should probably do with my Latinate Monsters page…).
Before I sign off, I want to say this real quick: I am also open to hosting other student and new teacher pieces from Progressives in the field. Maybe you have a piece that you don’t know what to do with but want to be published somewhere so you can at least link people to it, maybe you just want a slightly bigger audience for your ramblings. Whatever is the case, I am willing to entertain other newcomers to the field. Just follow the link to my Contact page, submit the form, and we can get it started.
So, with that preamble out of the way, enjoy whatever I have up so far.
Short Engagements & Responses