I taught my first 3 hour class yesterday on lighting for intro to film! I never realized how exhausting teaching is. Keeping my energy up and talking for 3 hours is not the easiest task. But it was a blast! Here are some points I got off the internet that helps me when preparing how I was going to do the class.
Who are my students?
- demographics (age, ethnicity, gender mix, etc.).
- predispositions (hopes, fears, positives/negatives, level of interest).
- knowledge of/experience with subject/me.
In what context will my students engage with course information?
- large lecture hall, small seminar room or classroom.
- lighting and sound issues.
- time of day.
Take into account the “me, here, now.”
- Picture yourself as a member of the audience and ask “How does this message affect me, here, now?”
- Me, here, now translates into what you as a sender have to offer your students/receivers—what they will be able to understand, accept, support, consider important—because it matters to them.
Establish cognitive / behavioral objectives for student learning:
- What do I want my students to know?
- What do I want my students to do with what they know? Analyze, synthesize, apply, evaluate?