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Teaching Pet Peeves

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I don’t know how many people out there are professors or teachers of one sort or other. However, I do know there are several things that annoy the hell out of any teacher out there.

1. Cellphone or electronic usage during class. Seriously, I don’t care how crafty you are there is no way that the person at the front of the room doesn’t see you texting or changing music on you iPod. I mean seriously there is nothing in your lap that is that interesting….in my head, there are only a few things that you might be doing and multiple of them are not kosher to be going on in a class room setting…(I’ll let your minds wander.)

2. For God’s sake, don’t talk to everyone around you when we’re up there teaching our hearts out. I’m not trying to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I am random and fun enough that I make classes interesting for my students. However, it never fails that there is one person that continues to do this. Please it’s distracting and might, depending on the school situation, get you kicked out of class. (Quick side-note: if you have something valuable to say or ask about the lecture that is going on, don’t hesitate to chime in…this is always appreciated.)

3. Don’t think that you’re professors/teachers are stupid. Just because you think that you have a brilliant idea on how to skew your classroom experience toward your benefit, don’t think that the person in charge of the class hasn’t seen or tried some of your methods before. For instance, if you think that you can use one class to get your tardies excused for another class, don’t think that the teacher isn’t going to check up on that other class. Professors/teachers talk…it’s one of the wonders of being a campus community of professionals.

4. For the love of all that is good and holy, don’t think that if you don’t do the work and don’t show up to class that you can pass. I mean really what do you want from your teacher/professor. They get paid to do a job and do it well. You as a student are doing your job by being in class and doing your work. So please, don’t come begging at the end of a semester with lame excuses as to why you should pass because it will more than likely fall on deaf ears.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

February 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

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  1. I think you should print this on your syllabus. Actually, I may plagiarize it for my own syllabus. 🙂


    February 14, 2010 at 7:20 am

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