“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rice Undergraduate Classes

I have four in one and eleven in the other, yay, and so I need to adjust my teaching style accordingly. I've been used to lecturing, which involves, for me, pacing about and shouting to about 100 people. Four people in a room for an hour and a half is much more a chance for careful thinking and group discussion.

And unbelievably, it being Rice, I have a teaching assistant! Sydney Boyd, from whom I expect great PhD work fairly shortly.

Writers block? Can't think of something to say? Try teaching. It always helps.

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