August 28, 2001

First day of classes

Thirty-three students came to my lower-division Social Foundations of Education class this morning. Since the cap is 45, and a few other sections are being cancelled, I expect a surge on Thursday. That's no real problem, and I'm willing to have such "section refugees." The class was quiet. A plurality at the moment are in the physical education program (i.e., preparing to be P.E. teachers), and this will be an interesting experience for all of us. I've included one paper topic that should be of interest to them (what happens to P.E. programs in budget cuts). I have halfway reorganized my overheads and added a few cartoons to the first-day spiel. As usual, I took photographs of the students (and will do so for the new students Thursday), so I can learn their names. I'm awful with names and faces and need the help desperately. It's my first-week homework.

After class, I added their e-mails to the class list and went to work on a few other things. I've been having troubles for 2 years using FrontPage. I've now deleted it entirely and will reinstall, to see if that fixes things. I doubt it, but it's worth a shot.

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Posted in Teaching on August 28, 2001 2:10 PM |