This spring semester, I’m teaching a class on Late Antiquity. When I say that, people usually ask, “What is Late Antiquity?” Late Antiquity is the period of transition… Read more “Readings in Late Antiquity”
Today is the first day of the spring semester so I thought I’d give a run down of what we’ll be reading in my classes. Western Civilization I… Read more “What We’ll Be Reading this Spring Semester”
Today is the first day of the fall semester. Expectations run so high that the beginning of the new academic year takes on a sacramental quality. Incoming… Read more “What I’ll Be Doing in the Fall Semester”
Sometimes teaching a freshman-level college course feels like a game of Chinese Whispers. I give the students the information, but the information isn’t the same when I… Read more “My Year of Grading in 25 GIFs”
Over at First Things I argue that the lecture is still the best way to educate a large group of learners. The Atlantic ran an interview with David Thornburg,… Read more “The Lecture Works, and It Always Has”
Sometimes you have to take education into your own hands.
Ashton Kutcher surprised me by giving some helpful advice to young people. These are the kind of things that my incoming freshmen need to hear. I further… Read more “Some Good Advice for my Students, From Ashton Kutcher?”