Teaching is replete with its frustrations. This was true before the Pandemic, and is even more so now. Here is a running list of things I have to remind myself of throughout the semester, so as to be ever cognizant of the needs of my students and their teacher. I intend to keep this list updated and republish it every term; any teachers in my audience are encouraged to post comments.
The survey course or anthology course is a staple of beginning literary studies. At many institutions, these courses are based on national canons and periods. However, I maintain the period/nation course is better suited to English majors, and general students need a completely different set-up.