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Help me write a Teacher’s Guide?

June 9th, 2014 15 comments

Do you use Don’t Make Me Think in a course that you teach?

I could use your help.

One of the biggest surprises I’ve had since I wrote it has been the amount of email I’ve received from two groups:

  • Teachers who have been assigning it, and
  • Students who have read it.

Honestly, I never in a million years would have thought that it might end up being used in classrooms, so it was a very pleasant surprise. And I felt glad that I wasn’t responsible for subjecting people to one of the big fat books I had to wade through as a student. Score one more for short books.

My publisher has always wanted me to create a teacher’s guide, and frankly I’ve always resisted because, well, it involves writing. But now that the new edition (Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited) is out and I’ve almost caught my breath, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and start working on one.

So if you’re a teacher who’s used it in a course, I’d love to hear from you.

I have some ideas of my own, but I’m sure people have come up with great assignments, projects, discussion topics…even quiz questions, and I’d really like to include some of them. Please email your syllabus (or a link to it) or anything you’re willing to share to Feel free to include some brief thoughts about what (if anything) you’ve found valuable in teacher’s guides.


P.S. If you’ve been using Rocket Surgery Made Easy, I’d love to hear from you about that, too, even though I’m only working on the guide for Think right now.

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