Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I suppose pencil that grading in on your calendar?
I'm so with you, I have to have my paper and pencil calendar. I have since college. When I was an undergrad, it pleased me to buy a 5 X 7 spiral bound calendar with the university's logo on it each year. It was like a security blanket. Then when I had my first real job, I learned the joy of color coding my appointments. One color for work appointments, one for personal.
I try to instill those skills in my students, which can be a real uphill battle. Teenagers are hard to convince of the happiness a planner can bring! :-)
I think your list here is great. One piece of advice my mom gave me as I went off to college was this, make sure each professor that you have knows you by name. Stop by after class to introduce yourself. Make a connection with each one. I followed this advice and it truly served me well, and continues to in the work world.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

That advice your mom gave you is *the best*, Omaha. I tell my students the same thing. I can't tell you what an impression it makes on a teacher when a student takes the time to make themselves known as individuals.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I tried keeping a google calendar but I never managed to sync it to my dog-eared written one, so it just didn't seem efficient!

alvinmarshal's picture alvinmarshal

You tips are really helpful for classroom management specially for college students that becomes hard sometime to deal with them. Thanks you for such a nice sharing.
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