Mesa laboratory2 February 2004

Today begins another semester of chemistry classes. I've got three classes again. Monday and Wednesday lecturing at Miramar, Wednesday night lab at Miramar, and Saturday morning lab at Mesa. It's all in the same community college district, but they are three distinct classes with different students in each, except that about 2/3 of my Miramar students are in both classes. This is a scene from the lab at Mesa, which is older and slightly nicer, due to its chalkboards instead of whiteboards and its lower capacity for students: 24 to 33. Smaller classes really enhance the teaching and learning environment. Too bad our president doesn't know that. He's cutting programs that enable smaller classes in public school programs. Ugh.



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