- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Grumble. I teach college classes and I just received notice that the class will have to change locations to accommodate a student who broke her foot or ankle.
I get it’s frustrating to get around campus on crutches and stairs are annoying. But 1) it’s not that many stairs to my classroom (it’s an elevated first floor), as I well know because the first two weeks another student was on crutches and did just fine, 2) I’ve got my two prior classes in that room on purpose to have them back to back without moving classrooms and needing to set up again (students *always* want to talk to you after class and suck up the 10 mins class change time), and 3) they’ve moved us to an AUDITORIUM. Yep, a class of 20 will be in some sort of auditorium (not the best setting to encourage group discussions, needless to say) and I’m still waiting to find out if it has smart technology (powerpoint) or if I’ll have to rework all of my lectures to accommodate this student. I really hope she broke her foot/ankle in a legitimately good way.
Most frustrating, they’ve informed me the date of the change is Wednesday, March 12th. March…yes I’m guessing they mean October. And that means they want the class to be notified via email (not in person at the next session, which would make for the smoothest transition) which would work for many colleges…but NOT these students. Their emails bounce back, they don’t read emails, etc. These are not the most….diligent….of college students. So my (likely) next class, half of them will be at the old spot, half at the new spot and I’m going to spend half my class period rounding them up instead of teaching them.