I’ve been working on another class for the Wiccan Seminary – an Introduction to Sumerian Mythology. I’ve been thinking about it, and talking about it for way too long. Mostly because I feel like I don’t know nearly enough.
The obvious argument, and the one I’ve been given by people I love and trust, is that I know more than the people I’ll be teaching. I also know more than any of the other teachers at the school. And I still feel like I don’t know enough.
I’ve done a lot of preparation. I’ve been reading books, and articles on the internet, and connecting with other Mesopotamian geeks (I use that word with the utmost love and respect, as I’d call myself one as well) who know so much more than I do.
To be fair, many of them have been studying this much longer than I have. And by this I mean ancient history, cuneiform, Ancient Near East studies, and more. They have been incredibly helpful!
However, it doesn’t necessarily help my feelings of inadequacy. And neither does the fact that I have to write curriculum – the content and homework. I’ve never been trained to write curriculum.
That said, I’ve written two courses for the Seminary already, and students seem to do well in my classes and have fun.
I just need to get over my fraud feelings and focus. Get what I do know out of my head and on paper. I can do this.
Thanks for helping me psych myself up.
PS. Major thanks go to the Temple of Sumer. I couldn’t do this without you all! If you want to learn about Sumerian Mythology, check out Dingir: Adventures of the Gods by Edward VanDerJagt (just DON’T choose the Kindle version!).