Well…what do you think?
I think…that yes, it’s important to revitalize my material each semester, even if some of the basic foundation stays the same. This helps me make sure that my material is really relevant to my students, especially by updating slides or discussions with info from current events (even better if they are on-campus happenings!). I want to make sure my thoughts and teaching reflect current research and best practices, with the added bonus that I get less bored if I revise my material every so often! This helps me be more invested and engaged with my students, rather than teaching becoming rote.