This short article by Rob Weir on Inside Higher Ed, "Boring Within or Simply Boring?" is one of the best teaching how-to pieces I've read recently. I'm tempted to print out and post Weir's formula to look at next time I'm planning a class:
Mix with enthusiasm and repeat the following:
- Stated Objective(s)
- A Plan
- Restated Objective(s)
Props to Boing Boing for the link.