I Am a Lecturer

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    Today's session was an opportunity to discuss

    how communication can go terribly, awfully wrong when using words that mean one thing in one language and something else in another. That's when I told my students the story of how a hurtful and messy confrontation arose from using the word "Perspektive" in a question, for...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    What A Surprise

    I've been feeling slightly insecure about some of my more critical students recently. I've been given to understand that they feel underchallenged in some way, so I've been really wary of the tasks that I've brought into class for them to work on. Today, bearing the same...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Nov 28, 2013

    During an examination,

    as invigilator, I was doing the routine of checking attendees I.D.s. I noticed someone "freezing" as I walked in his direction. So I took a closer look and my eyes fell onto a conspicuous-looking pile of paper in front of him. Lifting up the top sheet, I discovered three...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2014

    And it wasn't fun with my students today.

    Hell, some women can be so bitchy and air headed. Next week, new chance to get back on track. And challenge myself to be more composed and efficient, keeping things going until the end of the semester.
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    My (recurring) Challenge

    I'm a strong supporter of providing input and material that my students find useful. Over many years, this has involved spending hours and hours of compiling handouts that relate to a central theme and also provide a variety of sensible consolidation tasks. Having discovered that...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2012

    Happiness Is ...adapting To The Group Culture.

    Or rather, it's a big relief. I'm finally feeling more comfortable with the fact that too many of my creative and stimulating activities are just not the right thing for this particular target group. They just want to get straight down to business. This is what is expected of...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Sep 19, 2012
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