Pros: working with students
Cons: dealing with outdated policies
Arrived early at Adjunct Office, review all emails, messages, review lesson for the day. Went to classroom, set up computer programming for that course, usually Power point. Greet students, interact with students.
Give a synopsis of what was to be covered.
Asked if there were any questions about the material assigned prior to this class. Asked if there was anything they would like to discuss relevant to the subject matter covered.
Get into some type of learning game-competition between different sections of the class. Repeat various key points, why they were important to Criminal Justice, constitutional Law, etc.
Questions about class.
Assignment of homework and practical projects.
Discussion and release of class on schedule.
I learned different teaching techniques to get through to different levels of students. The hardest part was earning their trust and showing them you were there to help them succeed.
The most enjoyable part of the job was watching young and old eager to learn, to advance themselves, seeing the difference at the end of each course. The mental maturing of the student.
Needed more creativity, transparency, and support of instructors.