Friday, August 26, 2005

Sick sick sick.

I hate being sick. Especially when you can't call in sick. At the present moment it's the little sore throat before the full blown flu. I'm currently in school because I have to administer a test and I don't think I can leave my kids invigilator-less.(although they would be ecstatic...) Anyways, I'm sitting in the lecture theater in total silence (rare occasion in any school) watching students take a test and wondering how to tell a student to sit with her legs crossed because the lecture theater is staggered upwards.

Problem is doing it subtly without sounding lecherous/creepy* and also avoiding abject humiliation of said student.

Anyways, with pens scratching succinctly on parchment, the march toward education continues...

* Delete where applicable.


Blogger Terz said...

You could always put up a transparency that says:

"I see London, I see France,
I see so-and-so's underpants."

Fri Aug 26, 05:32:00 pm 2005  
Blogger tscd said...

What do you do when you are invigilating? Are you allowed to read magazines?

Fri Aug 26, 06:35:00 pm 2005  
Blogger rook said...

well, I can tell you how NOT to bring said panty situation to their attention.

"girls, please sit properly, you're turning me on."

No joke, I had a lecturer say that during my time. He was really green at the time and I guess trying to be funny, but some things are just inappropriate.

Sat Aug 27, 04:48:00 am 2005  
Blogger Packrat said...

Let's not take that road. :) The less travelled, the better.

TSCD: Uhm..Well...not supposed to be doing anything but watching for incidents of cheating.

Sat Aug 27, 10:03:00 am 2005  
Blogger wahj said...

Very bad idea to mention it yourself. Get a female colleague to delicately mention this to the girl.

If it gets to you, invigilate from the top of the Lecture Theatre, so you're not looking up/across and seeing ... things.

This also has the added advantage of keeping them on their toes - they can't see you, so they're more likely to assume you're looking at them, and less likely to do something stupid, like cheat. Yes, it sounds Orwellian, but invigilation is about making the buggers think that you're Sauron's all-seeing eye, and that there's no point trying to cheat cos you'll catch them. Saves you and them a whole heap of grief.

Mon Aug 29, 05:41:00 pm 2005  

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