William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 17, October, 2008

This Is What A Professor Lives For

Filed under: Uncategorized — williamthecoroner @ 22:22

I brought a forensic psychologist in to my forensic class today. He’s talked to my class before, and he’s well-spoken and articulate, which is always nice. He was talking about trial, and being a psychologist in death penalty cases, aggravating and mitigating factors, and his role in the process.

My class was engaged and alert. They asked good questions. They participated. None of these guys are exactly shy, but it is nice when it all comes together. I think my class may irritate some of my professional colleagues, particularly the guy who teaches the class after mine, because my class stuck around for a half hour after the class ended asking questions.

One kept apologizing for keeping us late. I tell you, no professor that I know of would be upset that students were interested, engaged, and sticking around wanting to know more.

2 Comments »

  1. Amen!

    Last year I had a professional review observation. Guys in ties
    watching me teach a lesson.

    The students picked THAT day to be engaged, interested, and keep
    asking questions long after the lesson should have ended. One of the state guys
    actually went to get a video camera during the lesson…
    Naturally, being state guys, the review read ‘satisfactory’ which is the
    highest they offer, but I was so PROUD of my students! They shone bright
    just at the right time, without me saying a word about it.

    You bet William…. a class like that can make the semester.

    Comment by Carteach0 — Saturday, 18, October, 2008 @ 17:04 | Reply

  2. “…I tell you, no professor that I know of would be upset that students were interested, engaged, and sticking around wanting to know more.”

    Well, you [the prof] wouldn’t be, but the fellow teaching after you would be (that students weren’t showing up). Been there, been “chastised”, and got the t-shirt.

    Your students are lucky.

    Comment by Kathy — Saturday, 18, October, 2008 @ 23:33 | Reply


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