Last December, we led a Master Class on teaching Romeo and Juliet, streamed live from the public television studio we have tucked inside our building. Six hundred of you joined us, asked questions and made comments on the air, and lit up the chat box during the hour. A whole bunch of you were kind enough to participate in the survey that we sent you the following day. In the course of your feedback, several of you suggested that the Folger hold office hours on a regular basis . . . and on Twitter.
We loved the office hours idea! For the last few months, we’ve done that–but for sure we don’t have the hang of it yet. So we’re asking you to help us get this right. . . because that’s how we roll here. We don’t ever plan anything without input and advice from teachers.
First, a reality check: office hours for an hour or two on a monthly basis . . . overall a good idea? If it is, then I’m gonna keep on asking:
- What time of day, and which day, is best for you?
- Is Twitter the best medium? Our notion was to give quick answers and then follow up with more detailed info in a blog entry that’s posted the following week. Does that make sense to you?
- What would make you want to show up at office hours?
- Should office hours be on topics of your choosing, or should that be on us? “January’s office hours: Teaching Macbeth“
- Should we schedule topics way in advance?
- What other good ideas should we be having about this that we’re not?
Answer in the comments section and straighten us out. Thanks. Help.