In Learning to Teach: A discussion of a syllabus I wrote:
I am going back to a syllabus that more accurately reflects my â€œpersonality and style.â€ Do you think the school has antique parchment in hot pink for photocopies?
I think that the impetus to do something fun with my online syllabus at Davis English came from this thinking.
The text is not supposed to be a bear trap that springs closed on your classroom and holds it still till it bleeds out. It is supposed to be a starting point, a jumping off point, a useful tool for your teaching. Use it; donâ€™t let it abuse you.