A little something for y’all to read. Goes to show me that an adjunct instructor = full-time instructor = dedicated instructor = instructor
If you have been following me for a while, you know I have been teaching writing as an adjunct instructor at the local community college for the past two years. I’d like to share something that happened in my class yesterday. I have a couple of darling male students who wanted to play the game, “Stump the Instructor.” I realized what they were doing right away because I’ve been down this path before. I’m happy to tell you, the game was over as soon as it started when I flat out told them, “I don’t know everything. Look it up.”
I continued the class by telling him, “I don’t know everything about everything. But I know more about writing and English grammar than you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be sitting here.” Done.
I think teachers who set themselves up as omniscient beings are asking for trouble. Even grade school children…
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