Teaching Carnival 3.0

I’m putting together a planning team for Teaching Carnival 3.0. Let’s collaborate.

Once upon a time, I had a “blogging about teaching” idea.

That idea took on an active life and then went dormant (for a variety of reasons).

Now I’d like to bring the idea to life again, with a few possible tweaks:

  1. Social Bookmarking: We should use Delicious or a similar web service to catalog and annotate the links while still posting a selection of those links as a regular “carnival.”
  2. Discipline-specific carnivals: We could make each carnival specific to that particular host’s academic discipline. (I’m not wedded to this idea, so if participants don’t like it, we don’t have to do it.) Edited to add: I agree with those who have suggested that this is not a very good idea. Scratch that one.
  3. Interviews: Let’s interview teachers (both well-known and unknown) about their pedagogy. Heck, let’s interview well-known scholars about their pedagogy. I don’t have any specific plan about how this would work. Recorded Skype calls? Video chats? IM transcripts? Email transcripts? I’m open to anything.

Leave a comment or gmail me at george.workbook if you’re interested in hosting, or if you’re interested in being part of the planning team.

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5 thoughts on “Teaching Carnival 3.0

  1. I’m interested! A few thoughts:

    Social Bookmarking: We should use Delicious or a similar web service to catalog and annotate the links while still posting a selection of those links as a regular “carnival.”

    This is really useful. The History Carnival does the same thing, though I’m not sure how much its used.

    Discipline-specific carnivals: We could make each carnival specific to that particular host’s academic discipline. (I’m not wedded to this idea, so if participants don’t like it, we don’t have to do it.)

    I’d be more interested in a carnival post that tries to reveal similar pedagogical questions and issues across disciplines. I’d say that the rarity of a significant number of posts in a particular discipline (like history) on teaching would make discipline-specific carnivals problematic.

    Interviews: Let’s interview teachers (both well-known and unknown) about their pedagogy. Heck, let’s interview well-known scholars about their pedagogy. I don’t have any specific plan about how this would work. Recorded Skype calls? Video chats? IM transcripts? Email transcripts? I’m open to anything.

    I’d love to see more blog posts where people are interviewed, even for 5-10 minutes. I’d leave the burden of these on individual bloggers, and not the carnival host, but interviews published as posts would be great. I have a few ideas for interviews already!

  2. I’m definitely in. Like Jeremy, I think cross-disciplinary carnivals are a good idea. (Or, rather, individual hosts can certainly bring forward their own focus, but with the idea that there’s something here worth reading.)

    Interviews are also a good idea. I’ve been meaning to start a series like this on my campus–this will give me some impetus to get started!

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