It is not only important to monitor what the instructor is saying but be able to closely monitor the Students’ reaction. We must not only be aware of the content of lectures, but the perceived content.
Instructors must be held to the highest standard in assessing what the Student perceives what he/she/he-she/she-he/he-he/she-she/questioning/unknown/refuse to divulge/other hears.
Re-Actions professors will be held accountable for in their Students:
The bug eyes: generally indicates a subject or matter that the Student is not emotionally equipped to deal with, and the professor should immediately change the subject. Several Students evincing concurrent behavior and the professor should lead in creating a Jayhawk Safe Circle for no less than 10 minutes.
The vapors: generally indicate that ‘the bug eyes’ were ignored and a serious emotional trauma is occurring in relation to a subject matter exposure in the classroom. The Student(s) exhibiting ‘the vapors’ should immediately be removed from the environment, ensconced in a mobile Jayhawk Safe Circle, to a place of safety and security of the Student’s choice.
The OH NO’s: generally indicates that the grade on a paper is not reflective of the amount of hard work and determination that the Student knew they put into the paper. Students know much better than instructors how much work and effort they have put into a project and how much they truly ‘know’.
If the instructor is faced with the emotional trauma of an ‘OH NO’ event, the instructor should immediately apologize for the given grade and change it incrementally until the ‘relief face’ is noticed.
The brave face/I’m trying not to cry pouty face: generally indicates the Student is trying to live up to an ill conceived gender or ethnic related notion or stereotype of ‘being tough’ in the face of unearned adversity. Initially the hostile trigger that the instructor created should be addressed and changed, then a Jayhawk Safe Circle of no less than 10 minutes in duration should be created. In the case of pronounced ‘brave/pouty face’ syndrome, it might be recommended for the instructor to leave the classroom for at least 15 minutes and then return with a profuse apology for causing the mishap.
In any and all cases, the instructor should be held accountable for the Students perception of events. Post-traumatic classroom events such as those recognized by the Student emotionally the ‘class after it happened’ should be dealt with immediately by the current instructor present in an effort to address any potential for long term educational disability.
It should be noted that tenure is no protection for the instructors inability to deal positively and appropriately with their Students.
The Chancellor: Little/Gray
Not the Kansas I grew up in!
University of Kansas professor Andrea Quenette uses a racial slur in the course of her teaching and students flee. “We were devastated” reported an obviously shocked and still stunned first year Doctoral student, wandering aimlessly. Reporting immediately to the scene were the mental health counselors from the Watkins Memorial Health Center. “We haven’t seen this level of devastation since they accidently put that Mark Twain book on the graduate reading list! I don’t even want to think about all the devastation that caused!” related head counselor Selma-Walkin Watkins. The counselors, joining hands and forming the now famous “Jayhawk safe-circle”, engulfed each of the listless and bewildered wandering Doctoral students chanting the now famous “Jayhawk safe-circle” chant: “Safe circle, safe circle, you’re in a safe circle. Safe circle, safe circle, we’re in a safe circle”.
Joe Manoco, University spokesman, had this to say: “The University totally disassociates itself from any speech that may be considered disrespectful, irreverent or cause feelings of devastation amongst our student body. Singular issues such as the potty mouth rhetoric of a ‘communications’ professor, reinforce the need for body cameras to be worn by each instructor on campus to ensure appropriate and intelligent interactions with students in a safe and emotionally secure environment. The obvious emotional whiplash caused by the caustic use of a, racial slur, in any context and under any circumstance on this campus will of course be dealt with immediately. That students feel unable to continue with their studies and fear not only their professor but the kind of people who would hire her does lead us to question the very existence and mission of the entire Contemporary Communications Department. The Chancellor has instructed that until further notice, the Doctoral program in the Studies of Urban Hip Hop music and Gangster Rap is suspended until the students can be certain of returning to their studies without having to fear hearing their professors use verbally insensitive racial, ethnic or gender based slurs or derogatory remarks in their presence.”
1: never slap a cannibal on the back and say “Well Done!”
2: never ask a cannibal “okay, what’s eating you?”
3: don’t ask, everything does taste like chicken.
4: having a rabbi for dinner does NOT automatically mean
5: child cannibals are not always pickney eaters (obscure).
August 24, 2014
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A twitter induced flash mob congregates around what used to be the “Kaaba”, temporarily ‘uncapped’ to make it into the worlds largest tiddley-wink pot.
As Mecca Game-meister Adhan al Umar Bilal al Bukhari calls out to over 400,000 tiddley-wink aficionados, “On your knees you bloody winkers, try not to scrunge!
Allah Akbar you winkies!”
Authenticated by Roland Asher Fishburn-hide, (smuggled into Mecca to authenticate the holding for the TW booklet of world records) a memorial squidger was presented, and it is rumored that a special and video cd will be available soon.