Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Hell's Classroom....

...is just a fantasy, but what a fantasy it is. The general idea is to run a classroom like Gordon Ramsey runs Hell's Kitchen.....

Imagine, just one class where you could tell-off the slackers, the eye-rollers, the high ones and the sleepers.

Imagine demanding answers to questions that should be obvious to any moron who has done the reading..... and humiliating the ones who don't know the answer, sending them upstairs to study until they get it right.

Imagine getting to fire one student every class period --- until you are left with only the ones who deserve credit for your course.

Imagine getting to give the losers icky and time-consuming tasks and rewarding the brilliant ones with lavish trips on yachts and stuff.

... what a perfect fantasy for the last month of school.

4 comments:

Bardiac said...

Sounds like my grad program. :/

mmwwah said...

Yeah, that strongly resembles certain graduate classes I took. And that's one of the subsidiary reasons I don't teach at an R1 and never wanted to.

The buzzkill comes with imagining the tv cameras trained on one's every pedagogical gesture, with a huge audience lolling on their couches thinking, "Man, what an asshat."

tomorrow said...

Oh ... I'd *love* that.

"Does this sentence look done to you???? It's COLD???? Eff off!!!"

Bitty said...

I love this idea! But especially I love tomorrow's comment! Too true!

Maybe I should grade one set of papers that way...