Instructor's guide

A class project by my UM student Morgan Visalli

When I was writing The Functional Art, my editor asked me for an article in which I explained how I organize and teach my own classes. The article is available for free already. You can download it here. It's a .zip file containing a Word document —the Instructor's Guide itself— and several images. Also, read my latest syllabus.

The contents of the guide are similar to the ones I use in my own classes at the University of Miami's School of Communication:

• An intro, explaining that my courses are mainly about thinking, structuring, and planning, although we do plenty of exercises.
• A sample syllabus (grading policies, lesson plans, etc.)
• A week-by-week schedule, outlining the main topics covered in each session, software issues, etc.
• Details about the kinds of projects my students create, and several examples of them (those are the image files).

I hope you'll like it.

4 comments:

  1. The "guide" link doesn't work. Can you please fix it, or direct me to a working one? Thanks!

    ~@GraceRodriguez (on behalf of @VISUALIZED http://visualized.com)

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  2. It's working now. Thanks so much, Grace

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  3. Are there any slides to accompany the book? Teaching this topic without visual aid is difficult.

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  4. Both the book and its DVD have plenty of images. Many of them can be easily found online

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