So this afternoon I was teaching one of my classes, and it was kind of a laid back session where I was just working homework problems on demand. I had just written on the board, and was turning back towards the class to make a comment about what I had written and there was a student standing right there. Up front. Right next to me.
Student: Yeah, can you look at this and tell me if I am right? (Showing me his homework assignment.)
Me: But, I am...(waving my arm like Vanna White over the problem I was working)
Student: But if you tell me I am right, I can just leave.
Me: Sit down.
Then it happened again a few minutes later. WHAT THE HELL? It was so bizarre that I had to take time out of class today to tell them...ummm....during class, do.not.come up here. and interrupt me. FYI.
Then in my second class a kid came in 30 minutes late, then was kind of terped that I didn't want to stay 30 minutes late to "catch him up".
This whole tenure process has me acting like such a goose that these students believe I am at their beck and call...I am all about helping them succeed, but DUDES, something is going completely wrong.