Friday, February 13, 2009

Teaching

How many of you teach? Well, i just started teaching a biology lab to undergrads.  Most of them are interested in the subject and want to learn. A few of them would rather watch Ramayana on DD1 than do this lab!
Today went like this,
Me- OK guys you can observe  bacteria on your petri dish and note down the colony morphology.
10mins pass by.
They (2 students)- Uum... We are done. Cane we leave?
Me-Did you fill in table 2 in your lab manual?
They- Yea! Can we leave?
Me- All three columns in table 3?!
They- yup! Can we leave?
Me- Did you look at colony morphology under the dissection scope?
They- Umm.. No. We can see the morphology pretty clearly with our eyes. um..can we ... leave?
Me- Actually the margin and shape is clearer when viewed under a scope. Go ahead and give it a try.
They- Rolling eyes..roll..roll. 
(And saying to themselves- What the fuck!!! Why can't we just leave? Who cares if the bacteria is round or rhombus shaped! What a pain!!!)
Me- You can leave as soon as you finish looking at it under the scope.
(And saying to myself- Your grades are in hands! Two points off every time you roll your stupid eyes!!)

7 comments:

  1. well they have to go and feed their boyfriends with food and other stuff (you know what i mean?). give them a break.

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  2. Thank god u r not my TA!!!
    I liked the rolling part..have fun teaching

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  3. and then it would rain rolling eyes heeheee

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  5. @ rekha
    Hey! I am better than BPS ok.

    @ranjani
    they have a quiz everyweek. they do pretty ok..but their worksheets! Ahh.. thats another post!

    @jayaram
    Is that all you can think of?!!

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  6. wat a tough babe!!
    good one liked this post!!

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