Every great teacher I know has been something of a lecturer. I once knew a guy, who left academia with bad memories and vows of never again, and yet, at parties, sooner or later there’d be a knot of people sitting on couches and chairs, and he’d be standing in front of them, leading a discussion. Someone would make a remark, and he’d nod at them and say, “That’s correct.” And he seemed utterly unaware of it, the way a sheepdog will cross back and forth in front of you, occasionally dropping behind if you slow down, to nudge you along. It’s just in the blood.
All this by way of saying Professor Lance Mannion (Ball State University, College of Hobart and William Smith, others) is at the lectern, using “Cheers” to discuss types in the human family. Start here, then go here and finish here, although I believe the lecture still has one more part.
There will be no test, but if you’re a “Cheers” fan, it’s a required course.