Suddenly I found myself blurting out an, often thought, so far unspoken grope about taking attendance for every class. "What are we doing asking voting-age adults to sign a register to say that they have been in each lecture or lab session?" "Quite apart from it being disrespectful," I continued, "it offers a sub-text that the quality of the teaching and the engagement of the teachers is so appalling that we must compell people to attend." What I was trying to say was that if my delivery was really exciting; the material delivered on the button and my personality charismatic, then I'd have to keep students away with a chair and a whip. Apart from learning the difference between pH and PhD, college should teach people the management about work/life balance; deadlines; punctuality; clear thinking and cogent presentation of ideas both orally and in writing.
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I was rather tickled by a 10 minute mini-doc from ITV in which small children navigate their way unsupervised across London under the covert but watchful eye of Dr Xand [prev] and a lot of cameras. If Mum has always held your hand every time to get on or off a bus then you're less likely to be able to find room C313 for your first chemistry practical at college.