Today, as part of Baylor’s teaching/pedagogy colloquy for new teachers of record, my class session was recorded. I was pleased that the camera turned out not to be much of a bother to me or those in my class. There was, though, the initial question from a student: “why is there a camera in the classroom?” I responded, “Ashton Kutcher will be coming in later. This has been one big, prolonged episode of Punk’d . . . I really have no academic biblical training, and I really know nothing about the Bible.” The students got a kick out of that.
In the coming days I will receive a copy of this to watch and reflect upon various aspects of how I teach. I don’t relish watching or hearing myself (who does?), but it will be a helpful exercise. The topic today was the gospel of John, and I do think it was a good session overall. Very fine engagement from the class, and a solid way to wrap up the gospels. Perhaps, if I feel good about it upon review, I’ll post up some (or all) of it.