Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Feb 2001, 9:37 a.m.

I taught, I will listen -- (im)perfective

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I had two relatively good teaching sessions this week. Not outstanding, but okay.

Tomorrow I expected to help a friend move, but now it's postponed. Instead, I guess, I'll clean and do work.

In the evening, I'll attend an a cappella competition. I went to this event last year, and loved it. I'm a sucker for certain types of music -- voice, acoustic guitar, and flute, I think. (Note that the UC Men's Octet won first place in the ICCA last year. And that they, along with the other a cappella singers who perform near Sather Gate near noon on some weekndays, are -- in my opinion -- the only real celebrities at Cal.)

I'm thinking of putting my lesson plans up on the web, linked to my syllabus. But are they worth it? As well, if I let anyone and everyone see my little schemes, then I'd be showing everyone how the levers get pulled, and the man behind the curtain would seem exactly as flawed and dirty as he is, and lose all his glamor.

Poll: Put lesson plans on web?

  • Yes, after the session in question
  • Yes, all of them, from the start
  • No
  • Other; will explain in comment

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