Writing along with my litcasting class, I've been trying to reflect on some teaching of late. The tweak to the course I'm fidgeting with is shifting the portfolios toward an outside reader. They still pitch projects toward fellow students, but the hope is that by selecting readers from outside the class the reflections might take on a more personal or focused approach.
Right now, I'm not sure that the approach is playing out as I imagined, but I'm eager to hear from students and outside readers after all is said and done. In that spirit, I post a link to my mid-semester portfolio which is based in the main on the work of the class so far. I'm curious to know 1.) people's thoughts on the assignments and projects collected here, 2.) ideas about the outside reader approach to class portfolios, and 3.) any reactions to my portfolio so far.