Things to do When Teaching
Happy Hour, 4pm at Charley's. Be there! ======================================== 25 Things To Make Teaching More Fun 1. Eat chalk 2. Whenever you make a grammatical error, declare a "do over" and begin reteaching the entire course, starting with the first lecture. 3. Bring in red playground balls, throw balls at class dodgeball style 4. No matter what the topic, discuss your own research 5. Refer to students as "worthless bloodsucking leeches" 6. Imagine the class naked 7. Imagine yourself naked 8. Actually get naked 9. Do all math equations using Roman numerals 10. Give yourself a Spice Girl name (e.g. Academic Spice), insist that your students address you as such 11. Test item: "Does my butt look fat to you?" 12. Before asking a question, students must submit to a physical challenge 13. Two words: Spray Cheez 14. Burp your lectures 15. Teach karaoke style 16. Enter class riding a pony 17. When asked a particularly annoying question respond with, "Talk to the hand, 'cause the face ain't listening." 18. When students get answers wrong, demand that they drop and give you fifty 19. List a 1-900 number for your office phone on your syllabus 20. Sell advertising space on class handouts 21. Demand that students provide a ritual sacrifice 22. Hire a back-up band 23. Require all papers to be written in ancient Aramaic 24. Two drink minimum 25. Express a deep-seated hatred for the French early in the semester. Whenever you are asked a particularly difficult question, look suspiciously at the student and say, "you ain't one of them lousy frogs, are you?"