The children’s hour

I had a short day at SA yesterday, so I went down to NLNRU early and did two teaching observations: one of a former student, the other of a current colleague.  Current colleague needed an observation for her dossier, while former student is TA’ing in the composition program and is applying to be hired on as a part-timer when she graduates.  She asked for a letter of rec, but it really needs to be about her teaching, so I went to see her class.

Former student was actually a much more persuasive teacher than current colleague.  It’s hard to fairly compare the two since one was a freshman comp class and the other a graduate class, but the strong time management, thoughtful planning of activities, and inclusive discussion all happened in the freshman comp class.  The 25 unbroken minutes of lecturing and the glazed-over expressions of students happened in the graduate class.  Oops!

I have already written the student’s letter of rec.  The other one is due next week.


2 responses to this post.

  1. The title of this post is cracking me up … which can rarely be said of “The Children’s Hour”!


  2. Posted by meansomething on February 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Always happy to crack you up, if possible. 🙂


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