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Today I woke up after my first class started. My favourite class. Even though it’s a 100 level history course. It’s with my favourite professor and he has the greatest teaching style ever. Plus, he’s the one who got me an emergency withdrawal last year when everything was falling apart and just the first positive Loyola experience I had as far as professors go.
So I was upset. And I emailed him with:
I’m so sorry that I missed class today. I lost track of time last night and ended up looking for graduate programs until five in the morning and either forgot to set an alarm or turned it off in my sleep and woke up after class was halfway over. I don’t plan on letting this become a habit.
Because I missed class a lot last year because of Phonathon or not being able to wake up. And I haven’t missed once this year and I don’t want him to think I would skip his class because I never would.
And he just responded:
No problem at all. I’m thrilled to hear you’re looking up grad programs!
As you know, there will be an audio copy of it on Blackboard —- so you
can listen to it if you’d like.
I think that the topic would dovetail nicely with your studies in
anthropology. But also: it was on “trauma” —- which is how I began HIST
102! Of course, it is one of my favorite topics in history!
Get some sleep! And I’m really thrilled to see you doing so well in class.
And every interaction I have with him just makes me want to cry because he’s so helpful and friendly and genuinely interested in his students and their well-being and that was the fantasy image I created growing up of what college was like. And it’s nice to know that sometimes what you imagine can be real.
And his teaching style is really the only one that has ever made me think. He doesn’t teach history as facts and events and as a linear progression. He teaches it from a more social aspect and addresses how events occurred because of social thought and mindset and everything is just so clear and obvious and interconnected when you approach it that way. And I like that it’s challenging and more than just memorization.
I’ve had a lot of really negative experiences at Loyola, but when I get my Phonathon calls as an alumna, I will give in honour of Stephen Schloesser every single time.
Day Sixteen: Your Favourite Professor?
Without repeating myself, because McGonagall and Remus would be my first choices, I’m gonna pick fake Moody. A strange choice, I know, but I love his role and the irony that arguably the most loyal Death Eater (next to Bellatrix, obviously) is the one to teach them how to break out of the Imperious curse. Either him or Hagrid, because Hagger’s a badass motherfucker who keeps dangerous-ass pets in the Forbidden Forest.
Harry Potter Challenge - Day 6 - Favourite Professor
(Remus Lupin - Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in Harry’s third year)
I won’t lie, it’s because of how much I love the Marauders, especially Remus. Most of my headcanon comes from particularly well-written Marauders Era fanfic I’ve read, but I love him even if all I take into account is his one year position as DADA teacher. Before Sirius, and before Harry got particularly close to Dumbledore, Remus became Harry’s surrogate father and helped connect him to his parents. Not to mention, he was the best DADA teacher Harry’s year ever had.
Of all the Marauders, and out of most of the characters me meet throughout the series, I’m really hoping to see more of Remus Lupin’s back-story. I know we got quite a lot of it over the seven books, but I’d love to hear more about how he felt, growing up with lycanthropy and then meeting the other Marauders. And losing them, slowly but surely.
Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge: Day 6
Absolutely and without a doubt Hagrid. I know he didn’t start off as a professor but i think he made a great care of magical creatures one! I think that would have been my favourite subject, especially with him teaching it. He just seems so friendly and fun and he’s really genuine as well, like when Draco insulted Buckbeak and got hurt after Hagrid told him not to and Hagrid still felt really bad about it! I just love him for so many reasons, but yeah, he’s my favourite professor :)
Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge Day 16
- My favourite Professor would have to be Professor Umbridge.... NOOooooooooo but now that I have your attention, My favourite Professor is Lupin. I was really upset when he he died, he went too soon. He was a great professor, dedicated member of the order, and I think he and Tonks make a great couple : )
30 Day Harry Potter Challenge: Day 21
Your favourite professor:
Professor Remus Lupin
Out of all the professors at Hogwarts, Lupin always seemed like the most fun. He had this enthusiasm and joy that he seemed to pass on to the students while teaching them and I’ve always liked teachers who express a love for what they are doing. It makes learning just that much better.
Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge.
Day 16: Your favourite professor
Well, I loved it when Remus Lupin came to teach Defence Against The Dark Arts in Harry’s 3rd year. I think he was an amazing professor because he was a really good teacher, but he also connected well with his students. He realised how they would respond and created and taught his lessons to fit that and therefore the students enjoyed his lessons and learnt more. As well as this, he had a generally very good relationship with all of his students and I think he would be great to go to with any problem because he was always so good at giving advice.