I'm sitting in my single subject methods class pre professor entrance. Wow, the conversations are sooo different from the kind you hear in a multiple subject (elementary credential) class. In general I'm getting the vibe that the students in the room prefer the older kids and I hear things like "At least you have seniors!" and "the freshmen are such kids!"
Bahahaha I want to bring them along on MY student teaching in first grade! Though, I admit it's refreshing to hear so much "grown up talk" and not quite so many "awwws."
Also interesting is that the pre class din includes a low pitch grumble as maybe half the class is male. In multiple subject it's a little more...shrill.
Post Class: Ah! It got even better! My professor was a hoot! She was so bright and funny And she spoke truths. Truths about the system. Truths about people. It was a relief because more often than not my multiple studies professors have been off on a cloud.
Another great thing: she referred to them as "pee breaks" not "potty breaks." Don't get me wrong I've been known to use that potty word a time or to myself but tonight, even pee sounded great!
Other things I thought were funny as we went through the syllabus:
In reference to a project "Some people will be awesome, and some people will literally crack. It's fascinating."
Re essay font:
"12 point. Don't do 9 point, I am old."
Re segment on cheating in syllabus. "Cheating is wrong. Like go to bad history hell wrong."
Also, a kid in the back of the class made a historical funny and EVERYone laughed. Enthusiastically. There are only a few of us that cool in my Multiple Subject credential classes.
All in all I forgot how much I like history classes. And grown ups. And how nerdy I am.
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