Thursday, October 16, 2008

Best. Lecture. Ever.

OK, so maybe it wasn't the best lecture ever. Or even the best lecture that I have ever given. But it's been a while since I gave a lecture -- and this one was fun! And the students loved it!

Well ... maybe their loving it has more to do with the fact that the class is normally taught by my advisor. He's been teaching the class ... for a while. I think Plato was one of his students. So, as you can probably guess, he doesn't use any fancy teaching techniques. Like asking the students for feeback during the class ("Does anyone have a guess as to what the outcome of this experiment was?"). Or PowerPoint.

Because I am my advisor's bitch ... er ... I mean, "research assistant", I had to teach this one topic while he is out of town. When I asked if there was a computer in the classroom so that I could use powerpoint, he looked at me like I was crazy. I'm not sure if he was more confused about the actual presence of a computer in the room OR the fact that I wanted to make a powerpoint presentation.

So I think the praise I received from students was mainly due to relativity ... but I'll enjoy it anyway! And it definitely reinforces my desire to teach and spend less time in the lab (SHHH! Don't tell anyone!)!

1 comment:

Becky said...

isn't it fantastic?!? This is the first semester I'm not teaching in umm.. three years I guess... (maybe thats why I havn't published squat!) I miss it.