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Thursday, September 01, 2005 

Day 8: The proof is in the pudding

Well, so far all is well in teacher world.

Tomorrow is Friday and one of my classes has their first technology test so I get to sit there and watch them sweat it out. I suppose I'll be thinking of my (well, THEIR!)upcoming biology test questions and even getting some of MY work done while they are writing away.

It's not easy to write test questions. My last school years were in engineering school - the norm was one midterm and one final exam so a lot of material was covered in each exam, and typically the teacher would make it as hard as possible, just to see us squirm. Most brains and calculators ended up overheating in the process, and everyone was in dire need of a cold beer as soon as the test was over, regardless of the time of day. I must admit, some were in dire need of a beer BEFORE the test as well... Hmmm... what does that say about engineering students?

I find all my questions on tomorrow's test easy - the answers are (in my opinion) obvious. I suppose we'll see whether that is true once I start correcting. I get to take out the red pen, and be a real teacher - you can improvise a class, you can lead kids (and even yourself!) into believing you know what you're talking about, you can find great material on internet to get them interested in your course, but you just can't fake correction. "The proof is in the pudding".

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