Sunday, September 25, 2005

School ... Actual and Official Week 1

Following D&G's account, here's mine:

Week 1: The Official Week 1
Which I usualy set aside for casual introductions and getting to know you kinda sessions.

Sunday 18 Sept.
This is supposed to be where I just to show up, introduce myself, and handout my little let's-not-waste-paper-notecard, telling students they can get all information pertaining to their classes on the website. Go there, register, and start reading the assigned material. Knowing how students don't usually show up during the add/drop period, I choose not to prolong my introduction so as not to repeat myself after days. What I expected to be short sessions evolved a little as many students choose to stay in and chat. Cool.

All my classes are co-ed. Yippee. However, one of these classes was opened for males only and only got changed into a co-ed the last weekend before school "officialy" started. So I end up with one sole female student amidst about 7 or 8 males.

Tuesday 20 Sept. This is when we're supposed to go around introducing ourselves. I'm a teacher, so naturally talkative but the students, well, at least most of them, limited themselves to the name, major, and year intros. Of course there were come exceptions, but not many.

I need datashow for my classes. I asked for it and it was hooked up in my classrooms. It was not the best of datashow machines. Picture continued to appear and disappear during my presentation. So a room change is needed. We must find one with datashow hook-ups ready.

Week 2: The Actual Week 1
In which I begin my teaching, or at least wish to do so.

Half the population in my three classes (OK I might be exagggerating) are attending for the first time. So I had to do a quick intro, for the third time, into what needs to be done. Not enough have done the reading required for the week so discussion is limited.

The new room has datashow connected already, but I had to struggle a bit to get the sound to be loud enough.

I'm sleepy and tired. The movie was longer than I expected last night (though much better than I expected too) and I ended up sleeping at 1:30 only to wake up at 6:30 :( Not enough sleep. So I decide on a nap upon returning today. I hate naps. They pull me down when I finally do wake up.

I'm also bored and my friends are all held up at work still.


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shosho said...

I bet the girl among 7 males is envied by now ;)

Jacqui said...

The first week is always considered the "not-so-official" week of school, since most students have been ditched by their professors they figure that what's the use of attending and finding no class, truly it happens more than one can imagine so that when professors actually attend it's a shock to a student. And it's so KU, to fight for segregation and open up Co-ed classes right? Hehehe.

Jewaira said...

What about 2 girls in a section of 42 guys?
We need a rebellion from KU staff and students to stop this segregation nonsense :)

AyyA said...

Your post reminded me of the days when I used to give courses in technology college, it was a part time job that I did for a year, but could not take the pressure, so I left.
Allah ye3eenich.
And D&G
Do you see now the other side of the fence?

Nuttimilius said...

I have a question (well a few lol). How come the college of engineering have working fountains? muthalat everywhere? a three floor library and three floor cafeteria? MARBLE FLOORS! And all we have is grass sand and decay.

When I asked my friend she kept saying "Nuttie, they're tomorrow's engineers!"

A few days ago I went to their library to borrow an information technology book (lol a nerd respects knowledge in all forms) anyways, while I was cruising between the books I saw a pretty interetsing book titled:

"How to Create a Planet"

Oh bloody hell, now they are tomorrow's Gods as well!


Anyways this is the link I told you about:

If you get purgatory I'm disowning you from my list of Teachers-To-Obsess-Over-And-Stalk lol

The larger number of hell the hotter! (pun pun!) hehe

Hanan said...

shosho. there are 3 girls among now :)
jackie. i know, but i feel like i have to attend anyway, even knowing students don't.
jewaira, many staff members and students were with segregation initially. i wonder how they feel now.
ayya. i love teaching. stressful as it is.
nutti. our college doesnt need any fountains or shades or marble floors. it has me and that's enough :D

Nuttimilius said...

RAWR! hehee

xanthus said...

We actors don't get a lot of pool treatment till we get "really" famous - but we live and breathe our pool treatment regardless. pool treatment