I am now officially a teacher. Sort of. Well, kinda not really. I’m a “demonstrator”, which just means I get paid less than a tutor for taking a class.
Today I had the good class and the naughty class. Just to keep things interesting, for my Very First Class Ever I had the naughty class. Typical. Little Ms Naive here wasn’t expecting to have to yell at a bunch of third-year uni students to get them to shut up. For two hours. I know all you seasoned teachers are pissing yourselves laughing at this point, but holy bejezus, can’t they hear their HECS debt accumulating? Or is it only Masters students who are aware of how much their education is costing them?
Mind you, I’m just showing them how to use Photoshop (and later Dreamweaver), which doesn’t really allow for a lot of discussion and different opinions. I wish I could teach them something more interesting.
Still, that’s my teaching hyman officially broken.
And I get to do it all again tomorrow with two new classes.