Pros: interacting with students
Cons: not being able to motivate a student to work for themselves.
I was an adjunct professor, teaching two or three courses each semester in education. I taught early classes, starting at 8:00-9:30 am. or late classes from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. The class size varied from as few as seven to as large as twenty seven. The course I taught ranged from: Freshman Organization Classes to second year Teacher Education classes in Early Childhood.
What I learned and what the hardest part of the job was, was realizing that not everyone should go to college. Maybe it was because they attended a community college but many of my students did not understand college is like a job – hard work! Several of my students needed more time to complete tasks or internalize material then college or the work force will allow. It was sad, but many of my students were complacent about assignment and/or assessments. Saying the work was too difficult or they didn’t have time to do them.
The most enjoyable part of my job was watching my student’s develop: logical thinking skills become self motivated, and success in college. Several of my students signed up to take another course from me.