I'm 30 and taking a prereq at the local community college. Yesterday was the second day of class and I had worked ahead in the computer module because we have company this weekend.
My teacher, in front of the whole class, basically scolded me for working ahead! I apologized and said I would not work further, but she said I didn't listen on the first day of class when she said "Don't work ahead." Now, we did not get our syllabus the first day and she did tell us a lot of things, but I don't remember her saying "Don't work ahead."
There's only a few of us in the class so I was pretty embarassed but decided to just not do anymore homework ahead of time. Then she said she didn't like it when students work ahead bc then they don't come to class. But I haven't missed any class!
Finally, a few minutes later, I was copying what she was doing on the board in my notes. Then she said "Why aren't you watching me? You think you're so smart, because you already did this?" I was copying down what she was doing on the board!
I was almost in tears. I'm 30 years old! THEN she says, "I'm just messing with you!" THEN she said at the end of class we could work ahead over the weekend if we wanted to!
I feel totally embarassed, confused, and miserable about the rest of this class! I'm already stressed about getting my prereqs done in time (I got into nursing school but it is contingent on finishing this class over the summer).