The orientation schedule came out today and I'm staring at it in dumb-fuck disbelief. Here are some gems:
- A syllabus is the front door to your classroom. Open it wide so that all students may find entry.
- When your students achieve you achieve. How to give grades that are transparent, fair, and understandable. Students have a grade they want. Show them the way and everyone will win!
- Make your meeting spaces comfortable and welcoming. (Including this: "Make sure your office is always well lit. It should feel like a cafeteria of the mind, not a nightclub.")
Now, I haven't done the orientation yet. That's next week. But I'm already obsessed with hating it.
Q: Have you been through such a basic orientation? Did it happen when you started teaching? Do vets still go through it? What was your worst orientation experience ever?