Today I begun my second programming course. The professor seemed a bit different from the others - we had some fun saying things like "he's probably a misunderstood genius".
He criticized some other (long gone) professors (with good reasons). Then it struck me to ask him "how do I know if you are a good professor?"
... but I decided to save it for later...
Now, however, such question has developed a lot in my mind. I'm very curious - how do I know if my programming professor is good?
- Apparently, very few students do finish the course with him with aceptable scores - but it is possible it is the students' fault, not his.
- From our brief first class, I understood very well whatever he said (he talked a bit about everything). But I feel it might be because I was already prepared and had good experience programming before, and not necessarily the fact that he's good at expressing his ideas.
- He has a tendency to make jokes. Like most professors I've met. Unfortunately, he is the least funny.