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Friday, Cooking class, 1:10-2:35 [Aug. 24th, 2005|11:31 pm]
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[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |Everybody Wants To Rule The World || Tears For Fears]

Ahh, new things. New stoves, new appliances. I'm in new things for cooking heaven. I can't believe I'm teaching my first class here today. First. Class. And I almost won't need to bring in the tv and spend class watching House reruns. Sigh. New stuff. New students.... Okay, new stuff! Shiny shiny new stuff.... Oh my God, I'm in love. I love shiny things.
I turn on the radio and hang out in a chair, sorting through the recipes I've come up with, waiting for my few students to show up.
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Thursday Morning: Chemistry Class [Aug. 6th, 2005|12:05 am]
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][ Just to tell you guys, you can post in both mine and Cillians because Christian's class is after.][

It is mid day when my class finally starts. It's safe to say that I am a bit nervous, but I wouldn't dare let that show. No, as far as most people are concerned in this school, I usually sport nothing more than a calm, cool grin on my face; taking in situations without commenting. Unless it came to Cillian, anyway.

I'm clad today in a professional buttoned up black dress shirt and a silver-grey tie around my throat. Dark gray slacks lay loose on belted hips, sitting on my desk, legs crossed at the ankles with a stack of papers in my lap as I wait for my students to file in, offering a slight smile to each one as they enter. Oh. I know what they're all thinking. Chemistry!? The plague!

I always hated the idea of chemistry when I was younger; but who knew that I'd end up teaching it. Once I started to realize it wasn't all mad-scientist crap. . . But the truth was that I had grown to enjoy my mad-scientist routine.

"Hello, everyone. I'm Doctor Bale. ". Doctor. Not Master. Not professor. I'd worked my ass off for that degree. " Those of you feeling brave can call me Christian; but I'll leave that up to you. . . I want to welcome everyone to my class. It's a hard one; but as long as I have everyone's cooperation, I promise to make it as quick and painless as possible. ".

I chuckle a bit to myself.

"Chemistry is always a rather hard subject for most students because it's a science, but remember that it isn't just useless information that you won't use later. it is also used in human communication and interaction, cooking, medicine, engineering, and a host of other disciplines. Although people use chemistry every day with no apparent problem, if the time comes to take a course in chemistry in high school or college, many students are filled with dread. Don't be. I promise that you'll grow to like it. ".

I relax and offer a hand out. "If you'd each like to introduce yourself, and tell me something about yourself; I might be able to learn your names. . .then I can get to passing out your reading material, supply lists, and syllabus. . . ". If you could call it that. I never liked being that formal in my teachings.
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Thursday, Political Science [Aug. 5th, 2005|02:27 am]
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Seeing as how this would be my first class, I had decided to make the work-load fairly light. There would be no real lecture until next week since I wanted everyone to get situated before I started them off on anything large-scale like a DBQ or Policy Issue.

Relaxed and perfectly poised in my casual suit and dress shirt, I wait patiently behind my desk while the students file in, my name and the course title written on the blackboard. Once it reaches 8:05 and I'm sure that all the students are settled in their seats, I rise with a small smile and give them all a slow nod of my head, scanning the room a moment before greeting them, "Good morning, class. I'm Dr. Cillian Murphy and I'll be your political science teacher this year."

If you look on your desk, you will all notice that you have been provided with a syllabus. This is yours to keep and should be kept in your binders at all times. Please open up your syllabus and read through it as it will provide you with crucial information about the class and the way I plan to conduct it. Once you have finished reading the syllabus, bring me your signed paper and I will hand you a brief quiz which will need to be finished by the end of the class."

This wasn't so hard and everyone in the class looks mature enough to handle reading on their own. I wasn't getting my hopes up though, I've been let down before and expectations are something I've learned not to have. "Any questions?"
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Thursday early morning, Swimming [Aug. 1st, 2005|02:18 am]
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It was entirely too early in the morning for anyone to possibly be chipper, however I couldn't help but be bright eyed and bushy tailed as I waited by the poolside, sitting along the pool's edge with my legs in the water. While it wasn't the most pleasant temperature, it would definitely be waking up anyone who still felt the tiniest bit sleepy.

Seeing as how it was 7:15, again my knack for being late has kicked in, I have to wonder if anyone else is going to show up, including the instructor.
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Thursday writing class [Jul. 31st, 2005|09:59 pm]
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Under the Oak. Grammar and spelling. Questions only. Complaints, write in your journal.
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Writing/Journaling students: Wednesday: meeting sign-up sheet: [Jul. 20th, 2005|11:01 am]
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Between Tuesday's meeting with the Dean, and other things, I haven't see any of the writing or journaling students since meeting with Dom.

Please sign up below for an appointment to show me your writing, Regular Writing class will resume next Tuesday: Appointments available for Thursday, all day 9 am to 5 pm, at two hour intervals, and Friday morning, at two hour intervals from 9 am to class time.

Thank you.
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Wednesday morning - Psych Class - Outside, by the tree [Jul. 20th, 2005|01:29 pm]
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Standing by the big oak tree in comfortable shirt sleeves, a pile of notepads and pens that I hand out as people arrive.

Blankets laid out over the grass to make the area more comfortable. I wait until everyone has arrived before beginning to speak.

"Apologies for missing your last class, I'm afraid my absence was unavoidable, however I fully intend to make sure nothing like that happens again.

With this introduction to psychology, I'm breaking things up into the six areas: social, behavioural, developmental, individual, cognitive and biopsychology. We'll be doing social psychology for this and the next class.

Fold a page of the notepad in half and I want you to take this list of words and write them down on the left hand column."

Word List - Left hand columnCollapse )

Word List - Right hand columnCollapse )

"We're talking about conformity versus individuality. I'm sure most people here have an opinion either way - in pairs I want you to discuss which you think the other person fits into. I'm sure you've all seen enough Hollywood films to glamourise Individuality, but consider its impact when you call it 'Disobedience'. Write down how it makes you feel when the other person calls you that."

Looking around the group, doing a quick head count. "If there's an odd number, I'll pair with someone."

Gesturing to the other pile of books.

"Take one of these, and sign this sheet so that I know who has which number. For your homework I want you to tell me who Asch and Milgram were, and what their experiments sought to show.

Finally, I want you to think about and explore what this could possibly mean: We can't label every incident of disobedience as inidividuality. Soem cases don't involve thought, instead, they merely involve acting contrary to the wishes of the others."
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Wednesday 8:00- 9:25 am [Jul. 19th, 2005|01:43 pm]
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Art class continue Monday talking.
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Journal appointment for Dom Monday 6pm, my rooms: dinner [Jul. 6th, 2005|11:36 pm]
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Barely made it back from surfing in time for meeting Dom. Just coming out of the shower when there's a knock at the door. "Hold on, I'll be right there," I call out, while yanking on a pair of pretty ok Yoga pants and sliding into sandals.
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Monday- Art Studies- 8:00- 9:25 [Jul. 5th, 2005|01:57 pm]
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I sit on top of my desk waiting for the students to come. The number has grown from last time one to about what is it four I think last time I looked I could be wrong.
All we were doing today is talking. Talking about what the students already know about art history.
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