Instructors’ Teaching Experience

I’ve taught “Orientation” a couple of times and students love it.  It’s a really useful way to teach them about satire (largely because they are so familiar with other office satires so you have ready points of comparison), as well as to teach them about how humor works in a story.  They become really interested in what humor is doing other than simply entertaining them.  Its narrative voice is also really interesting and useful for teaching about strategies of collective narration.  One caveat:  Don’t teach it at the end of May.  It can be really disheartening for students about to enter the workforce. [L. Row-Heyveld,]