Last week I wrapped up an adult education class discussing the book Faithiest by Chris Stedman. I wasn’t sure how the book would be received, but I thought the message was good and the title very catchy. I like to teach my adult education classes during the daytime hours (I already have so many evening meetings, a daytime class means one less evening away from my family), and daytime classes generally attract a crowd of retired folks. Would this book written by a gay Millenial Humanist speak to my crowd of retired Unitarian Universalists?
Yes, it did. We had some great discussions (I adapted the discussion guide from here for the class, and I’m absolutely willing to share my class lesson plan if anyone wants to message me for it).
I was also hoping to try out an online book discussion on Google Hang Out, but that option didn’t get any registrations and so I still haven’t tried it. Does that mean that the whole idea of online classes is a waste of time and effort? I don’t think so … I think the problem was that I advertised the class in our regular Adult Education catalog and no where else. Folks who might want something different probably aren’t in the habit of looking in our regular catalog. Oh well, live and learn – I still want to branch out into virtual learning environments and next time I’ll market it differently.