RE: New Instructor Experiences [7:62826] posted 02/12/2003
- Subject: RE: New Instructor Experiences [7:62826]
- From: "Kaminski, Shawn G" <shawn.kaminski@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 00:02:59 GMT
You may want to drown your disappointment in something a little stronger
than coffee. :-)
I volunteered to teach a small computer class at my daughter's school a
while back and I definitely had those days. It usually happened when there
were pressing issues at the office and I was anxious to finish the class so
I could start to resolve the issues. However, after a while I learned to
concentrate more on the class than the office!
In my opinion, it's just one of those things that happen occasionally.
From: John Neiberger [mailto:john.neiberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:12 PM
Subject: OT: New Instructor Experiences [7:62826]
I just feel the need to rant/vent for a bit and I knew there were a
bunch of you who might be able to relate to this. I've started teaching
a short, one-session general networking class for some of the people
here at the bank. The first session, which was really just a runthrough
with a handful of students, went fairly well. In fact, it went so well
that they increased the number of overall attendees to about 60 or so.
Last week I had another session that went exceptionally well, except
for a couple of students who really didn't want to be there. I couldn't
have asked for it to go better, and my boss heard lots of good things
about it. One person even said I should be a professor! :-) Now, that
brings us to today....
Today I had an afternoon class, and in my opinion it sucked rotten
eggs. I feel embarrassed to have been involved with it. I can't
think of too many ways in which it could have gone worse. I rambled, I
flew through 2.5 hours of material in about an hour, I lost my place a
lot. I'm not certain that I ever formed a train of thought longer than
a couple of cars, and I think even those trains were without engine and
Have any of you other instructors had days like that? As I even
mentioned in class, I felt like my 'explainer' was broken today, and it
certainly was. I'm hoping that I could get some sympathy from other
instructors with similar experiences.
Okay, I'm going to go drown my disappointment in some coffee!
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