I began teaching full-time in 2014 and immediately realized that my traditional lecture was missing something special. As a graduate student, I often found myself referencing video clips in the classroom and even bringing them up on YouTube for my students.
It was clunky and disorganized at first and I realized that needed to change (and fast). I started clipping pieces off YouTube or DVDs and embedding them in my PowerPoint slides for a more seamless transition between information and videos. I often follow-up most videos with a couple of clicker questions to make sure that my students are understanding the concepts from the videos.
Since 2014, I’ve worked with some amazing co-authors to help make resources more readily available. If you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory, you’ll probably enjoy Bazinganomics. If you’re a fan of Parks & Rec, you can check out The Economics of Parks and Rec (still a work in progress!). There are also other great resources if you like Seinfeld or The Office.
Here you’ll find a nice mix of television, movies, comedy specials, or news clips. This is really where I upload things I see while watching tv in my personal time. If you find anything out there, please don’t hesitate to contact me.