On this site I hope to share some of the issues I face in teaching Classics in the 21st century and discuss some of the manners in which I struggle with them. Feel free to use any of the ideas put forth on this site, as long as you engage in discussion with everyone!
A little about myself:
Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. My dissertation is on authorial self-fashioning and manipulation of collective memories in Ovid’s Exilic Corpus, and is under the guidance of Dr. Karl Galinsky and Dr. Alessandro Barchiesi. You’ll undoubtedly be hearing some of my frustrations and joys throughout the writing process.
In addition to my work as a PhD student, I also received my B.A in Latin, Greek and Secondary Education from the University of Richmond in 2007, my M.A. in Classics from UT-Austin in 2009, and my M.Ed. from Colorado State University in 2012.
Because of my background both in Classics and Education, I am extremely interested in how to bring my love for the two fields together effectively. Therefore, I have become involved with Twitter – especially the hashtags “#latinteach“, “#ancientgreek“, and “#edtech“, as well as venturing into web curation with sites on teaching Latin and Greek on scoop.it. As a final step in my adventure into the digital age, I started this blog as a way to move from collecting and curating the ideas of others towards sharing some of my own ideas with my fellow educators and classicists.
So…I look forward to getting started and can’t wait for discussions with all of y’all! 🙂