I was just e-mailed a request for a textbook order and the reality hit me. Thank god they gave me two choices, or I'd be ordering Brown, LeMay and Bursten and hoping no one noticed. Should I research the options, i.e. model the behaviors the class is supposed to encourage, or just flip a coin and teach it with the same level of commitment with which they're going to learn it?
All kidding aside (should I do a unit on "People who make lots of jokes are trying to cover up that they feel inadequate for a particular situation"?), I'm more excited than scared, and I was just wondering ...
What kinds of ideas other readers might have used in this type of class?
Or better yet, what pearls of wisdom should I share with my class that none of your colleagues with similar teaching assignments seem to cover?
--Wombat of the Copier