Teacher mode: down time

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.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

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 8:00 am and the other at 4:20 pm.  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 seatwork of my 54 students.  I’m working on 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 was 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. 😀

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