This is something I should have started years ago to keep track of my teaching materials and ideas, but better late than never. I’ve just started a blog about teaching French at the university level, and it’s called (in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way) En fran├žais, classe! My goal is to create a resource other instructors can use and maybe even someday contribute to. Check out my About page over there to read a more complete explanation of what I hope the site to be.
There are still a bunch of things to fix, like having drop-down category boxes in the toolbar, and making that header image a tad shorter so you can actually see some of the content, but these things can wait. I just wanted to get this going as I prepare to enter the academic job market post-defense (which, by the way, is scheduled for mid-September!) Ô?? What better way to show my teaching philosophy and methods than to refer potential employers to this blog? Now I can write about what I’m doing anyway, and it gives me a more productive break from the dissertation than, say, catching up on every craft and design blog I can think of.
What do you think?