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Friday, June 3, 2011

First Impressions. . .

I just read a short article called, "Overcoming a 'Mullet' View of Faculty" in The Chronicle. It notes that we tend to form opinions of co-workers and students at the very first contact, which isn't a surprise to any of us. However, it made me think about what students might do early in a course to make a good or a bad "first impression" on me--and how that might color my reaction to or behavior with students throughout the entire course.

What do students do that makes a good, or a bad, first impression on you?

1 comment:

  1. For completely online classes, the student who finally logs into the class 2 weeks late has already made a bad impression, worse if they have lame excuses. How about the student who sends an e-mail with very poor grammar and poor tact? Or, in a discussion, the student who flames other students but never posts their own, original thoughts?