27 March 2006

Hippie Professors

I personally think hippies make the best college professors. My two favorite professors, Dr. Franklin (Lit) and Ms. Comeaux (History), have quite unconventional ways of teaching -- and I love it!

At the beginning of classes, Dr. Franklin didn't even have a syllabus... still doesn't. He just kind of goes with the flow, but at the same time is very challenging -- he challenges me to think. I really appreciate that. Most college professors give you some dull assignment, tell you to read such-and-such chapter, and there will be a quiz on Friday. Dr. Franklin's class is more like a philosophical discussion between professor and class.

Ms. Comeaux was also a hippie (I should say is a hippie - once a hippie, always a hippie). She is slightly more structured than Dr. Franklin, but she is also very flexible and makes history fun. We always have several good laughs in history class.


At 27 March, 2006 07:38, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Do you think I will be a hippie professor when I am in academia?

At 27 March, 2006 10:33, Blogger Julia said...

Mathew- Im going to asnwer that.:p
Carey- I guess its the learning curve because I like the random teaching thing too.

At 27 March, 2006 13:23, Blogger Carey said...

He could be, but I'd have to work on him. ;-) Matthew, you must take Hippie 101 before becoming a hippie professor. *chuckle*

At 27 March, 2006 23:46, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

What is that?

I got rid of my long hair when I was 21 and I was pretty conservative even before then.

At 28 March, 2006 05:07, Blogger Carey said...

Hippie 101 is something I made up.

I still can't picture you with long hair.

At 28 March, 2006 05:54, Blogger Palm boy said...

Gosh... Hippies?
Ever talk about politics in class?

At 28 March, 2006 09:03, Blogger Carey said...

Oh yeah.


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