Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Full room

I taught my first 200 person class today. I am not easily intimidated by people, but it is hard to stand in front of that many. Especially when they don't look like they want to be there :) Other thing that is really hard is not to look at the same people all the time. I realized it as I was talking. I kept glancing all over, but I remember looking at three or four people more than at others. I had a computer today, and I'm sure that having to be in a certain part of the room had something to do with it. I hope this will change. This will be a challenge.

On an unrelated note, I just got last semester's evaluations. They were as expected, both good and bad :) However, this is the first time ever that somebody commented on the way I dressed!?! Now, why would you even think of putting that into a course evaluation?


Anthony said...

I do believe that dressing professionally is important in anyones career. Teachers that arrive wrinkled and disheveled perhaps portray an image of sloppiness? Just a thought.


e said...

I don't think one can call me sloppy, or disheveled. They had a problem with my sleeveless shirts.

Anonymous said...

I play for the slightly disheveled, absent-minded thing, sometimes. And I wear provocatively brightly colored socks.

This covers up that I just don't dress very well.

I think I'd love standing in front of 200 spectators. Captive audience. Do you tell bad jokes?