- I genuinely look five years younger than my actual age. Whether this is down to the blue hair, baggy jeans, slogan t-shirts, willingness to swear like a navvy with piles, or simply a decent combination of phenotypes, I do not know.
- This makes me a TILF. Yes, I have officially been called a TILF.
- I'm actually really chuffed at being referred to as a TILF.
- Regardless of their feelings towards me, I still can't get my horny little students to submit their bloody coursework proposals.
- Four drunken Australians are no match for a single pissed Scottish student, yet the roles are somewhat reversed if there are 15 of each and they're sober.
- Beakers are an awesome vessel to use for doing shots, since they come in 25ml and 50ml versions.
- If my colleagues knew half of what goes on in the Biology lab they'd be horrified.
- I'm creating a generation of biological sciences students who expect their lecturers to bake flapjacks for them before each exam.
- The promise of being taken for a meal at Nando's is quite an incentive to A2 students to get A*-B on their exam.
- I must have been an awesome cub scout leader when I was younger.
- There is an awful lot of hatred towards Hypnotoad, the lab frog.
- Fortunately there are enough students who adore Hypnotoad and his baleful stares that he's safe from the dissecting dish.
- Students really want to dissect more stuff.
- Eyeballs are the exception, however.
- Students can be bribed to do pretty much anything in return for pizza.
- I've become one of those really sad old teachers who enjoys hanging out with her students.
- My students assure me that's okay because they think I'm closer in age to them than I am to my colleagues.
- Few things have elicited such a horrified reaction from my students than my revelation that I quite like the Black Veil Brides.
- The University of Oxford doesn't know what it's missing.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Things I Learned From My Students #12: New Year Exams
The first few weeks of term have been taken up with AS, and then A2 exams. I think my classes are now back to normal, or at least our rather unique definition of normal. This is what I've learnt so far this year.