Friday, June 5, 2009

I think the hail must have gotten in their brains

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.

Me: stammering...umm?
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.


DAVs said...

Weird, that student totally sidled you. I don't get it.
I can't even imagine pulling those kinds of stunts, but then again, I was a major nerd/teacher-pleaser.

creative kerfuffle said...

would it hurt your chance at tenure if you cunt punched them?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha, I just imagine your face when you turned around and the kid is just standing there...I think I would have been very confused.

Kids are dumbasses.


Jenni said...

Just another example of our egocentric generation. No one can think of anyone but themselves. Oh it's so sad!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Get up in front of the class? Never. I can't imagine doing that. I always was to chicken and would wait around at the end. And since when do teachers catch students up on what they missed due to tardiness?

kilax said...

Jeez. What got into that kid's head? It seems like some people expect things to be handed to them! I am happy you told him to sit down and shut up.

Astarte said...

Boy, the next time they do that, you should hand them the chalk and allow them to do a problem demonstrating your point. :) What little assholes!

Jen L. said...

Good. God. Yeah, after the one kid in my class who had to have my class to graduate came in 55 minutes late (to a 75 minute class), I started locking the door once I'd started lecturing.

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