I taught my first class at the University of North Dakota yesterday: “Foundations of Educational Thought.” These graduate courses meet once a week and go just shy of three hours. I tend to scoff at the idea of “running out stuff to talk about,” but I did learn that there is a certain mental fatigue that sets in around hour two. I plan on watching very long movies (like Into Great Silence) to try and condition myself and learn the art of sustaining attention. I suppose certain liturgical rituals would help too.
I hope to someday record audio or video (or both) of all my classes and post them here, as a reference tool for my students and an open-access educational resource for others. One thing at a time.