|Thursday Morning: Chemistry Class
||[Aug. 6th, 2005|12:05 am]
Winston Academy's Classes
][ 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.