Friday, May 17, 2002
Please stop using PowerPoint in dark rooms! Actually, quit using it at all! If you've got pictures, use a slide projector. Your students all know how to take notes, and you insult our intelligence and put us to sleep (seriously) when you read exactly what's on the board. We don't like it. We don't learn. Multiple-choice tests are also a bad idea, though not as bad as PowerPoint. Honestly, your students want to learn, but when we can just download your notes from the web, it doesn't exactly encourage us to pay attention in or even attend class. Keep in mind that we'll be the people educating your kids and grandkids, so you might want to teach us well.