Office Hours in the Pool Hall
Teaching this semester? Wondering about ways to connect to your students? It might be time to try meeting them somewhere unusual.
Holding office hours in different places helped me reach certain students, drive home points I had made in class, and get students to campus facilities they should know about,” writes John Soares. “I was also happily surprised by some of the new friends I made during my search for suitable locations. While teaching history courses on national-security policy, modern war, and cold-war sports, I held office hours in places like the Air Force ROTC library, the hockey rink, a lounge area outside a campus cinema, and the pool hall in the student center.