Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Candy, Throwing

Throwing candy to students as an incentive for participating in your library instruction classes gives you, the librarian, an opportunity to showcase not only your library catalog, databases, and facility, but also your glaring lack of athletic ability.

6 comments:

shushie said...

I had an undergraduate professor who resorted to this way of getting class participation, showering the class with tootsie rolls and dum-dum pops whenever someone shouted out anything close to an acceptable answer. It always made me feel as if I was sitting through the worst parade ever.

e said...

Plus the sugar high is bound to produce important information to impart and plenty of class participation.

Sharon's 23 Things at ACLD said...

This has got to be one of the all time worst ideas. I have been in a seminar where candy was thrown to the participants, and it was a little demeaning. I mean come on, people, I'm old enough to buy my own candy!!!

Anonymous said...

It's only fun until someone loses an eye.

Chris said...

Well its better than throwing knives, except knives might be more fu. Duck, Magnum, Duck!

Libyrinth said...

This only works with children. Give them back to their parents hyper. *evil grin*