Did you know that history professors spend about four times as many hours teaching as opposed to researching?
There was a panel at the AHA in New Orleans on Teaching US History (TUSH!), and, in light of President William Cronon’s presidential address asking us all to make ourselves relevant by becoming better teachers and recognizing that we are, first and foremost, story tellers, I thought the panel was fascinating.
A write-up on the panel, from Inside Higher Ed, is here. One of the suggestions is to watch other professors teach in order to learn new techniques. Amen to that, but that’s also one of the things we’re trying to do here!