Don’t you hate it when professors tell you to turn off your cell phones when you’re in class or keep them on silent? Clearly having my phone constantly in my hand during your class is the only thing keeping me from falling asleep. What would you prefer?
But, what I hate more than that is when a professor is adamant about the issue and then their phone rings in class yet has no idea it is theirs and instantly blames the study body! That really grinds my gears (Family Guy rules!). After much fumbling the professor eventually realizes they were the ones who should have turned their phones off during class. They always try to play it cool….not cool bro, not cool. You’re a mutha fucking hypocrite – yeah that’s right, I’m using big words, we are talking academia so it seems apropos (whoa check me out, yeah I go to Cornell).
Now I would like to discuss with you about another pet peeve of mine. Professors who don’t know how to use technology, but INSIST on using it to lecture because they think that our minds are incapable of processing information without using some form of media. Or the worst is when professors include clips from youtube…relevant or not…because they think it is hip and we’ll like them better because they totally get our generation. You don’t.
But (yes there’s more) it only makes it more frustrating because while they embed these videos into their lectures when it comes time to play them shit goes AWOL! First the volume doesn’t work, then it’s too loud, then the video goes blank, then it’s buffering, then the computer shuts down and the class throws a mutiny. It is never a good idea, try just teaching….work with your strengths here.
You’re a professor at an Ivy League university, don’t try and impress us. I’m sick of sitting in classes waiting for a professor to figure out how to work a piece of technology….at least since I didn’t turn off my phone I can play brick breaker during that time.