I’ve been teaching here at CSB for 3 weeks now and I still feel like a squatter. Can’t help it. I belong to the SDA campus and while we have a faculty lounge there, my classes are all on the taft campus and, as far as I know, there is no faculty lounge here. Therefore, to surf comfortably, I end up spending a LOT of time at the library.
It’s not so bad. The faculty corner is right beside the graphic novels and I just borrowed book 1 of The Complete Calvin And Hobbes. I have a month to return it, too. I can borrow up to 10 books in 1 month.
I teach 2 classes. One at 8:00am and the other at 4:20pm. The gap between my classes is big and normally I would go to my Uncle Gerry’s place in Malate to kill time. Unfortunately, the internet connection there is currently down so I won’t be productive there. At least here at the library it is cool and quiet and well lit. The only drawback is I can’t eat or drink while working.
On the upside, I got a lot of work done today. I’ve graded quizzes, learning journals, and seatworks of my 54 students. I’m working on the homework now. Grading the homework is subjective because I gave them movie maker assignments, so it really depends on their creativity.
My students seem to be ok with the way I teach. At least, there have been no complaints so far.
I conduct a paperless class so all their notes are online. I don’t know where they save it but I taught them how to access and use googledocs. It is my hope that they actually use it. Does Yahoo have a similar feature I don’t know about?
I gave a seminar yesterday on Project Management. Section FID1 was there, all of them, of which I am gratified. FFM1 were missing. I don’t think I saw a single one of them there. As a matter of fact, there was no attendance from that class given to me, and every other section of BASICOM and some upperclassmen were there. I guess I will find out later during their class if anyone was there but just forgot to give me their attendance.
The library is cool. I get to plug my laptop here and everything. Drawbacks, though are:
- I can’t eat or drink here.
- If I need to pee I have to pack up all my stuff and then unpack everything when I come back.
- chairs are not padded so it is very possible my butt is getting flatter by the minute.