teaching is FUN
Since I'd been talking up my composition class by telling my fellow TAs just what a good time we have (we do!), two of my fellow grad students sat in on my class today. One of my classmates was doing an observation for our comp studies class but the other one was just there for kicks (having already done her observations on other folks). They sat in the back and I swear they almost wet themselves from laughing so hard.
Today was "introduction to argumentation" day, in which we talked about persuasion, argumentation, fallacies, blah blah blah.
I was cracking myself up. At one point I dropped to my knees in a dramatic display of "appeal to emotion," and I think it was at that time they all decided I'd lost my mind.
Or maybe it was when I explained about red herrings, aka the "look! a puppy!" fallacy.
Labels: gradschool, teaching