Monday, 8 August 2011

Enjoying Teaching

Today I was teaching the first half of my Introduction to the Water of Leith summer class at the University of Edinburgh Office of Lifelong Learning. Tomorrow I will be continuing the course at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre with an afternoon walk through Colinton and Craiglockart Dells, my favourite part of the Water of Leith (and co-incidentally the closest part of the river to the Visitor Centre). There's a good group of 14 people taking the course this year and today went very well, though I was accused of being sentimental about rabbits!

Meanwhile, online booking for my autumn course on Environmental Writing has just opened here. It is an extended version of the course I taught last year and is now an 11 week Credit course, which means you can study it to gain credit if you want to go on to study a degree course at the University. You can also though study it without taking the Credit element of the course. The course will run on Tuesday mornings starting from 27 September. You can find out more and book here.

After tomorrow we're going away for a few days, so I won't be blogging now for about a week.

11 comments:

gabriellebryden said...

Sentimental about rabbits - never ;) Would love to sit in on your course - I am sure you are a wonderful teacher and bring your enthusiasm for the area into the lectures.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hop too you Edinburgh locals and sign up for the writing class - NOW! I did the on-line version last fall/winter and it is totally worth it - you WILL write!

bunnits said...

Everyone take RG's advice. And I also totally agree with gabriellebryden.

Dave King said...

Sentimental about rabbits? Good God, man!
Hope its going well today. Enjoy!

Caroline Gill said...

Somehow not surprised about the rabbit remark (though would like to think I'm right behind you there!). Enjoy the next few days ... and hope today's walk etc. goes well.

The Weaver of Grass said...

There was a nice article in one of the papers over the weekend about the waters of Leith - they look so pretty Juliet.

Lucy said...

Busy bee! Have a good trip.

Megan Coyle said...

Who isn't sentimental about rabbits? :)

and enjoy your trip!!

Manish Edida said...

Enjoy the trip

P. M. Doolan said...

I have been teaching since 1987. Another year of teaching starts on Monday. And I'm looking forward to it as much as ever.

DazyDayWriter said...

I'm sure you are wonderful in the classroom, Juliet. Your wisdom runs deep and that's what students remember about a teacher. Take care, enjoy your classes, and thanks for all you share. --Daisy