January 14, 2013
By Allen Mikaelian
Because of the encouraging feedback we’ve received, because it fits so well into conversations started during the annual meeting and continuing on blogs and Twitter, and because it’s one of the most honest and revealing articles on teaching we’ve seen in some time, we are taking Richard Bond’s “Failing Lessons: Tales of Disastrous Assignments” out of the members only section of Perspectives Online.
One of the comments we’ve heard repeatedly from fans of this article is that professors don’t do this nearly often enough, that we often hear trumpetings of success but rarely the sad trombones of failure. Any teachers out there with the courage and humility to share what didn’t work, and what they learned from it, can send us short narratives for an upcoming website, comment on this blog post or on our Facebook page, or tweet to #lessonfails.