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Posted on Thursday 17 January 2008 at 4:42 pm

First class


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My first class lasted about 15 minutes. I talked too fast. Which is typical for me no matter what but extra typical when I'm at all nervous. I told them that I always talk fast but I'll try to slow down when I'm actually lecturing and they should be taking notes. I think I'm going to tell them on Tuesday to just yell at me if I start going too fast.

We talked a little bit (as in I asked a few questions, got a few answers, and elaborated on the answers I got), I gave them the syllabus, I walked them through the highlights of the syllabus, and they left. The first day really doesn't require much more than that does it?

Now on to the next challenges: writing lectures, delivering my first REAL lecture, and solving my boy issue. Screw it. I'm hungry. I'm ordering a pizza. :)
Hungry
Feeling: Hungry
Exploring: Desk
Listening: TV - X-Files

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What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 11:59 pm on 17 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
15 minutes for the first day is ideal. Your students probably love you already.

Pizza's well-deserved. I want some too!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:02 am on 18 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Since it was rainy and miserable out today, I felt kind of bad for making them trudge to class just for 15 minutes, but I think they'd prefer that over trudging through the rain then sitting through a 80 minute lecture.

Pizza was yummy. I still have half if you want to come get it.
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:04 am on 18 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
You did make me hungry for pizza, but I've talked Mr. Tater into ordering it tomorrow, so I'll wait and enjoy it fresh. ;)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:58 pm on 19 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Did you enjoy your pizza last night?
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 5:04 pm on 19 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I did! It was very yummy. Although no one had any good coupons. Did pizza prices go up or something?
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 5:08 pm on 19 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
They all have deals on multiple pizzas, mostly along the lines of three medium one-topping pizzas for $15. It is almost cheaper to order three mediums than one large but what would I do with that much pizza?
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 5:09 pm on 19 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, exactly! We ended up getting a 3-topping large for $11.99 but really we just wanted our usual 1-stopping for $8.99!
Jules
littlepixiechic at 4:23 pm on 19 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Yay for short first classes! And pizza. Pizza rocks.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:58 pm on 19 January 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm. Pizza. Thanks for reminding me I should go throw the leftovers in the oven for lunch!


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