The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 27th, 2015
Going to lunch with students changed Michael Wesch’s attitude about
teaching, and he is trying to share his personal transformation through a
series of videos he hopes will go viral.
Mr. Wesch is an associate professor of cultural anthropology at
Kansas State University who has won some of the highest honors for his
work in the classroom, including a national professor-of-the-year award
in 2008. Yet a couple of years ago, he "got into a funk" about
teaching, he says. After many years covering the same material, he was
worried things were getting too routine.