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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Penny has been immersed in the IT industry since the 90s. As a blogger, she started by writing reviews of books she has read, shows (TV, movies, and plays) she watched, food and restaurants she has tried, and later progressed to many topics that interested her. With her love for cooking and baking, it is not surprising that she has started sharing recipes, too. As a web development teacher, it also made sense to her to post her lectures here as well.

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