Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
How-To Teaching Tips
This week’s discussion consists of two parts. Both parts are required:
Part One: Re-read one of the how-to essays in the textbook and identify as many of the Eight Teaching Tips as you can. List any tips the essay doesn’t use.
You may use the same essay you picked last week or one of the others from the following list:
- “Your First Kill” by Aaron Kenedi (p. 232)
- “The Semi-Sweet Science” by Oscar Villalon (p. 234)
- “How to Feed a Fish” by Isabelle Wattenberg (p. 237)
- “How to be Younger” by Laura Kate James (p. 352)
- “Scratch that Itch” by Bennett Lindsey (p. 355)
- “The Sprout Route” by Winston Bell (p. 356)
- “Why Falling in Love Feels so Good” by Judy Krause (p. 358)
Alternative: Go to YouTube and look up a “How to” video (type “How to” in YouTube’s search engine, and many will pop up). Watch a short video—no more than 10 minutes–and identify as many of the Eight Teaching Tips as you can. Note any of the tips not used in the video. Include a link to your video or embed the video in your post.
Part Two: Tell the class the topic of your how-to essay and ask them to generate every possible question they would like answered or that other readers might like answered in your essay.
In your responses, did you notice any other teaching tips present or absent (Part 1)? Also, generate as many questions as you can for your classmates’ essays (Part 2).