Monday, September 8, 2008
Busy busy busy
I can't believe how much more work goes into teaching three classes as opposed to one. I've even taught all three of these before, and I'm STILL working non-stop to keep up! Part of it is that I'm hyper-vigilant about knowing what I'm supposed to do in class at any given moment. I hate getting caught halfway through a lesson and going "Huh?" and having it all fall apart.
So far the two language classes are going really well, though they had quizzes today and one of the classes is obviously needing some clarity. Is that my responsibility or the students'? Of course, I feel like it's mine, so I'm going to try to fine tune my lesson plans to be sure I'm being absolutely clear on what we're doing.
The other class, the detective fiction/film noir one, is kind of struggling along. I need help teaching literature, honestly, and I think I may have found a way to get it. But it's going pretty well. I'm trying to make them do the work instead of me, but still I have to come in prepared with zillions of questions each day, to kind of spur them on. C'est pas evident, comme disent les francais...
I leave you with Robert et Mireille. Welcome to my world: