Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First Day of Class

Amusing and thought-provoking blog about first day of class rituals from Gradhacker at IHE.

I usually waste way too much time on the syllabus and am fighting to get pro-forma nonsense down under 10 minutes. I want to do some physics on the first day.

More detailed comments later, but I also like to give a quiz.


Cherish said...

That was the biggest mistake I made last semester, mostly because I didn't have much notice and didn't have anything together. It was mostly syllabus. Looking back on it, I can think of at least 3 other topics I wish I'd gone over. Won't make that mistake again.

Carl Brannen said...

I'm teaching two labs this semester. Since there's slack time in a lab, I have time to walk around the room and shake hands with each individual. They get a smile and a "welcome aboard".