I recently read an interesting article, shared by a teacher I follow on Twitter, @Catherineku1972 (thanks, Catherine!). This article suggested that teachers rethink the format of their syllabi...that they consider writing them in a more interesting, modern and creative format. There are links to examples of such syllabi at the end of the article, and they are worth taking a look at! To me, these examples looked more like pages from a magazine than traditional syllabi, and I was impressed. I've been thinking for a few years now that I'd like to revise my syllabi, and this was the inspiration I needed.
Here are the results. Both of these syllabi basically contain the same information and both were created with MicroSoft Word. I discovered that there were quite a few features in MicroSoft Word that I hadn't ever used before.
New & improved French I syllabus!
I concentrated on making the layout of the page more creative and on replacing text with pictures as much as possible. I think it looks more modern and interesting now, don't you?
By the way, fellow teachers, this post is a great example of how being connected with other teachers on Twitter has helped me to improve my teaching! I would highly recommend it to all of you:)