Help me Llamas, you're my only hope !
It's labour law classes for adults who are going to work in the departement dealing with wages. So, law is just something to add to their training but they are not actually going to use it. They still have to know a little bit though...
I did my first class yesterday and it was horrible.
First, the class was boring but it's not my fault. It was about the sources of labour law and there's no way to make this interesting. Even my excellent teachers bored me when I was in college.
Second, the class was supposed to last 4 hours. It lasted 3. So I guess I went too fast but at the end of the class, it seemed like everybody understood at least a little bit. I spent the last hour asking them questions to make sure they understood and explained them how a Labour court works.
Third, it seems that somehow, people have grown lazy since I was a student myself. They asked me for the plan of the class with a sentence under each title to sum up each part. Well... I want to tell you to go fuck yourself. You have a pen, you have paper so... take notes ?
And last, and that's the worst but I can't do anything about it. They are adults. Aged 22 to 42. One of them used to work in Human resources and constantly tries to show that he knows everything better than me. I'm a kid to him. And the students think I'm their age. Yeah, I'm 31 and I look young. Even with my glasses on and my best suit. Still looks like a student.
Anyway, I go back tomorrow and several times after that. The next classes will be a lot more funnier (well... it's all relative) and practical so I think it might be better but it wasn't a pleasant experience at all.
So I'd take any advice. How to evaluate the time something is going to take, how to make it last, how to deal with the not-so-easy students, and other stuff !