I am attending a community college, taking my general degree requirements before transferring to a University for my BS. This summer I am taking Intro to Psychology class (3 credits, 6 weeks, pretty intensive). I was excited about my class – one of my partners is in the Psych field so I was hoping we’d have new things to talk about and I’d have an easy tutor. Plus I find all sciences interesting, even though my specific interest is in planetary science (I intend to major in astronomy and minor in geology but that depends on where I transfer to).
Much to my disappointment, my instructor is not a science based teacher. In the two weeks (four sessions, 1/3 of our class time) we have had so far he has spent about a third of it off topic. In the time he has been teaching us anything he has made it clear that he believes in ESP and psychics, and he recommended that we read The Secret, and he spent 45 minutes of class time ranting about how any use of alcohol is incredibly dangerous and will turn all people into blithering idiots with rotten livers. There is more, but you see what I mean – scientific consensus means nothing at all to this instructor, and I don’t trust anything he says at this point.
I need nothing more or less than some people to share my pain with, as I complete the next four weeks of this awful class.
Who was the worst science teacher you have ever had? What did they teacher? Were they boring and confusing, or blatantly went against scientific consensus? How did you get through painfully awful classes?