When this post appears on the blog (9:50am on Monday, May 20, 2018) I will be sitting with Drew Dyrli Hermeling on the magnificent stage of Parmer Hall at Messiah College hosting a special episode of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast. The episode is being recorded right now in front of a live studio audience at Messiah’s “Educator’s Day.” Every year, Messiah College’s community of educators gather on the Monday following graduation for a day of professional development. This year’s theme is “Flourishing in a Digital Age” and the administration has asked me to dedicate a podcast episode to digital scholarship and teaching at Messiah College.
We have done 38 full episodes of the podcast thus far. I have interviewed Pulitzer Prize–winning authors and all kinds of other important people in the history field, but I have never been more nervous than I am this morning. There is something different about having to host this podcast in front of a few hundred of my colleagues!
I think it is fair to say that most Messiah College educators are not familiar with the blog or the podcast. Many will be finding their way to http://www.thewayofimprovement.com from their phones and laptops as they listen to us recording the podcast on stage. If you are one of those educators, welcome to our online home! Feel free to explore a bit and get acquainted with what we have been doing here for the last ten years! 🙂