It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog. You probably thought that I dropped out of school, didn’t you? Not a chance! I’m still plodding through my educational experience course by course. I have completed all of my general courses and I am left with only paralegal courses until I graduate in a little less than a year.
Over the past two quarters, I have learned to appreciate the professors who are excellent educators. For the most part, our professors are attorneys who teach paralegal courses; and, let’s just say, some of them should stick to practicing law because teaching is not their forte.
I am about to take a final exam in a class taught by one such attorney. He is very, very smart and his lectures are interesting and informative. But he has yet to grade a test, post any scores to the website, or return any of the assignments that we have completed this quarter. So how do you know if you’re passing or failing? You don’t. I guess I’ll just have to wait until I get my final grade. I will be forever pissed if this attorney messes up my grade point average!
By comparison, I’m about to take a final exam in another class that was well organized, and where the assignments were graded and returned within a week of submission. If an assignment or quiz that I took reflected that I misunderstood the material from the textbook or a lecture, my professor could set me straight. Thankfully, this professor understands the importance of making sure the students grasp the material.
Note to professors: You simply can’t spew material it at your students and hope they absorb it. It takes a little more than that to be a good teacher.