This summer I hope to spend a good amount of time rethinking my approach to the classroom. I think I was a pretty poor quality teacher this semester.

This post is a good example of thinking about utility in teaching, and why we make students do the assignments we come up with. Often times it's tradition, or some odd servile respect to form that makes us require certain things. The question on my mind now is: What assignments in public speaking will serve the students better in their future courses, interactions, and careers?