Writing with Andrew
I taught an online writing class once. By the end, I felt like the difficulties that I had faced that term were because my students didn't know me as anything more than the entity that dispensed grades every so often.
Thinking of how I could make my human self more apparent if I ever taught an online class again, I kicked around the idea of making a series of YouTube videos. After a few years, I finally got around to making one. Thus, Writing with Andrew was born.
I don't know if I'll ever teach an online class again (that's up to the course scheduler). Either way, though, these videos exemplify my approaches to writing and to teaching, with a focus on practical skills over impossible theory and creative fun over dour politicking. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like we sometimes make writing so much harder than it needs to be.