Does teaching need it's own top-level category?

teaching

#1

There are lot of great discussions currently tagged teaching (https://community.rstudio.com/tags/teaching). Should we make it a category instead of a tag?


#2

I think it definitely should be its own category. This would be an opportunity to create a much need space for approaches to teaching R that doesn’t really exist anywhere else.


#3

I think it’s a good idea, since the categories somewhat define “what’s okay to talk about” (regardless of intent). I can see someone wanting to ask a non-tidyverse teaching question feeling that they shouldn’t post here – “uncategorized” feels dirty, somehow.

If it’s added, it might be worth a small update to the pinned tidyverse category post pointing out that threads aimed primarily at teaching the tidyverse should go in the teaching category.


#4

Yes. As someone teaching R4DS this semester, I have found the discussions helpful and it would be nice to have them grouped together.


#5

I came here specifically for teaching topics, it would be great if it was its own category.


#6

There’s a new Teaching category here:

@Hadley suggested the Hex. Finally a good use for comic sans.

I second @nick.


#7

:scream_cat: To be clear I DID NOT and WILL NEVER advocate the user of comic sans :scream_cat:


#8

I think a chalk font, e.g. http://www.fontspace.com/david-kerkhoff/dk-crayon-crumble , would have been a better choice. :grin:


#9

I’ve hijacked some of the posts tagged “teaching” and moved them to the new category to give new posters some context. I tried to focus on discussion that were more broadly about the classroom experience rather than specific coding issues that came up during a class. That said, my choices were pretty arbitrary; if I didn’t move your post in and you think it should be, feel free to do so.


#10

Thanks for the suggestion @danr!


#11

Your welcome… anytime I can help