Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Asking Questions in a Room of 200

Student: "How did you get from there to there?"
Teacher: "Where?"
Student: "That second line, right there."
Teacher: "There?"
Student: "No, nevermind."

I actually saw that dialog going on in class yesterday. I thought about it for awhile, and I realized several times I've not bothered asking a question because it would be too difficult to point out where I'm talking about.

My solution: I should start carrying a laser pointer with me. I have three classes of at least 150 students, and having a laser pointer with me would probably help motivate me to ask questions more often and get more out of my university experience.

1 comment:

  1. i've seen very very few good questions asked. either you're so ahead of the game that you already know everything anyways, or you're so far behind that you don't have a clue and there's no hope in hell that any kind of question is gonna help you.