Posts Tagged "telling the professor something difficult"

In Honor of my Blogoversary: My First V-Log and My Very First Post

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General | 24 comments

(Happy Blogoversary to me… and to you! It’s been one year since The Chatty Professor began and I thought I’d celebrate with my first Vlog, and my very, very first post. Enjoy! And I can’t wait for our further conversations!)   Plead. Cry. Yell. Play victim. Apologize. After 13 years of teaching, I’ve witnessed all sorts of reactions when students learn that they aren’t getting the grade they “needed.” But this was a first: A bribe. It was almost a “good” bribe, too:  Student would babysit my kids or mow my lawn. I don’t have a lawn. I do have kids. And it is hard to find a good babysitter these...

Read More

Word. Wednesday. Say It Now: “This feels _______ to discuss…”

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in General, Interpersonal Communication | 12 comments

Another moment of staring at her computer, and then to see her prof to talk about how she feels! (Here I am again! I didn’t forget Word. Wednesday! And, guess what… it’s still Wednesday! I’m finding my footing with my new blog, so thank you for being patient today. Are you ready for what to say? You can actually use this one any day–it’s a keeper. Here goes!) What’s the word? (This week, it’s a phrase): “This feels risky/difficult/scary/awkward to talk about/mention/discuss…” A plagiarized outline. A recorded speech received in my online class where the student is reading/sitting/without a body (yes,...

Read More