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The Rise Of Lector Language Person

On a very technical level, I started my lectorship today. Since the Writing Program is still trying to figure out how many people are actually taking LRS, they haven't divided the students up into sections yet, and so the lectors didn't do any teaching today. We helped take attendance, and we attended the plenary lecture. After this week, we'll teach on Tuesdays and attend the plenary lectures on Thursdays.

So, easing in a little bit. But I'm still excited. I'll get to be a Real Teacher soon enough!

In other news, it wouldn't be the beginning of the quarter at the U of C without a course conflict involving my Hebrew class. This one also involved my Yiddish class and another student, but we think we have the problem resolved, and the Incredible Floating Hebrew Class has a meeting time, if not an actual place. That's next on our agenda.

Apropos of nothing at all . . . how did I manage to get the opening chorus from Titanic stuck in my head? Is a mystery to me.

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jelazakazone
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
What exactly are you going to be teaching? I remember my first experiences teaching and how excited I was about it. *sigh* Then I had enough dealings with administrators to dampen anyone's enthusiasm:( (I was teaching in secondary schools.) Sounds fun!

I gotta say, you seem to lead quite the exciting life with your grocery store up and closing, a mobile class, and conflicting sessions. My life is exciting enough with two kids with opposing schedules:P
frenchpony
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm lectoring (which is halfway between teaching and T.A.ing) in the Little Red Schoolhouse writing program, a course on academic and professional writing. What happens is that actual professors give the lectures, and then the (grad student) lectors run the small seminars. Those start next week.

Fortunately, the Incredible Floating Hebrew Class has fixed a time for this quarter, so we're mostly good.
lcohen
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
well you gave me "plenary" of all things....
frenchpony
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Ah, my work here is done!
meggins
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Sounds exciting. I'm sure we'll be hearing more as the weeks go by.
frenchpony
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Probably some. I wouldn't want to compromise my students, though, so I might not tell so much until I get more of a feel for the job.
dot_o_choillmor
Jan. 9th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Exciting!

So do you think you'll like it?
frenchpony
Jan. 9th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I think I will like it. The bulk of my job in the classroom consists of refereeing discussion among students, and then I write critiques of their papers. Fun fun fun till Daddy takes the T-bird away.
elliska
Jan. 12th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it. I loved my first TAship class. I still have a card from the students somewhere. I really do miss the teaching part of academics. Just nothing else. Have fun!
frenchpony
Jan. 12th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I'm definitely looking forward to this. The seminars start up on Tuesday, and then it'll be the Moment of Truth: French Pony and seven undergraduates looking to her for answers (the fools!)
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