It’s been a real doozie of a day

16 Jan

that about covers it.

You see, here I was, just minding my own business and trying to maybe teach a couple of classes – when all of a sudden kids started showing up wanting me to teach them something about Pathophysiology. I don’t know how much experience you have with this…

Seriously, I’m teaching a new pair of classes this semester and I’ve been struggling with how to make one into a class at all (Medical Terminology) and what narrative to abstract for the other (Pathophysiology).

This has left Medical Terminology as a pretty boring class so far that needs to be transformed into a game or something if we’re ever to survive it.

As for Patho…

What’s to be done? I originally imagined this class to come together as a project for all students to contributing towards create the materials, jointly lead class through the content, and even come together in building examinations. However, I quickly changed tack when the class overfilled and I balked at the idea of so many people working together (or even independently) in an effective manner. My knee-jerk reaction: bounce right back to a standard lecture format.

It went over like a lead balloon.

The decision now is how to go forward.


Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “It’s been a real doozie of a day

  1. Nicki Tschantz

    January 17, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Mr. Treml,

    I think your doing a fine job! I am very excited to learn from you! I like the blog too by the way

    Nicki Tschantz

    • downhousesoftware

      January 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

      You’re very sweet, Nikki. However – Thrs was a doozie.
      Luckily, I’ve had time to rethink how to approach the class and taken some advice from my wife who has a lot more experience with patho.

      Remember to read the tissue type section of chapter 1 for the quiz tomorrow (Tuesday). We only scratched the surface in class – which I’ve used to focus the quiz, however there will be deeper, extra credit questions from the reading.


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