Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What's mistaken for closeness is just a case of mitosis

Once again, it's time to share the highlights from my TA evaluations from last semester. As always, these are taken verbatim from the evaluations themselves.

The Lab
What was your least favorite exercise? Why?
- The worm. We had to kill it.
- The clam dissection, I'm not a fan of sea life, I would have preferred a plastic model.
- The guppies, they were racist.

What is the major weakness of [the lab]?
- Looking at slides SUCK!!

What is the major strength of [the lab]?
- Cutting things open ROCK!!

The Lab Instructor
What were his/her strong points?
- Superhuman strength and stopping gang violence*.
- Unbelievably strong and the ability to obtain vast amounts of knowledge.

How could he/she improve?
- Lose the earring.
- Not sure. Hurry up and finish his doctorate so he can have his own lecture. He's getting up there :)
- I suggest giving students time to copy notes on board should be a different time than when you are explaining lab because it's hard to listen to someone while copying stuff off board**.
- Drawing pigs on casts.
- Learning how to fly! (There can only be one!)

*Native Minnow: Putting an end to gang violence since 2008.

**Because the two and a half hours they have in lab after I finish talking isn't enough time for them to copy stuff down.


Amber said...

you have an earring? i agree that fad is over :P (but you're still cool anyway) :)

Mr. DNA said...

Earrings are... Well, you know.

silentkid said...

What do the slides suck?

PS: Get the new Bon Iver EP. It is greatness.

Teresa said...

I have the new Bon Iver and have promised to share it. "It is greatness"--agreed!

silentkid said...

You are a good person, Teresa. Nay, a great person.

mammal girl said...

i wish my evaluations were so amusing! Well, I actually have dissections this semester so things are looking up :)

Native Minnow said...

Amber, if I keep it in long enough, it's bound to become fashionable again.

Mr DNA, ditto.

SilentKid, whatever you want - they're very slutty those slides.

Teresa, I need it. I tried to stop by today, but you apparently suck.

Mammal Girl, the key is to establish that stuff like that is funny, and encourage them throughout the semester.

Bill From Gainesville said...

I think the earring must add credibility when you are out stopping gang violence

Romany Angel said...

I think your unique sense of humour is rubbing off on your students. Is that such a good thing?

BSH ADMIN said...

Lose the earring-- get your labia pierced instead.

elbee said...

You know how I know you're gay? :)

Labia piercings are sooooooooo 2007.