Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Class Notes

Dear Students,

This is college. That means you should know better than to write notes to each other during class on the exercise you're going to hand in. I don't care that Roger is sweet or that you want to buy flowers for Becky. I am curious, however, if you noticed that the spectra of air and nitrogen are almost identical. Please check your high school behavior at the door, or at the bare minimum, write these little notes on pieces of paper that aren't to be graded. Or do what the rest of your classmates are doing, and text each other.

Thanks,

Bemused Teacher.

7 comments:

Judy said...

Wow, that's worse than MY high school students. Then again, if they try to text each other, we get to take their phones away!! I guess there are some perks to teaching at every level, aren't there?

Dr. Lisa said...

I can take their phones away, but I find it more satisfying to watch their exam grades suffer due to poor note-taking. :) Now THERE'S the perk.

David Moles said...

It's stories like this that make me wish I was teaching. I think you should grade the notes.

SarahP said...

My students don't do this.

As far as I know...

Jon Hansen said...

I'm with David on this one. Grade them, perhaps implying that they seem to be misspelling the names of various celestial bodies. Then count off points.

Dr. Lisa said...

I don't grade the notes, but I have written snarky comments in the past. Makes the students uncomfortable. :)

Anonymous said...

Heh. You're not able to read all the notes, are you? If only. Maybe you're wishing for your very own Becky or Roger?

Thanks,

Even more bemused Student