I earned my chili pepper for teaching

And hurrah for me. Looks like it’s been a week of wins.

Anonymous teacher review website “” finally has some reviews for me after my first semester of lecturing at Concordia University. And it looks like I earned the mother of all recommendations: the chili pepper.

alexander nachaj chili pepper

The joke is that even though the site keeps track of comments, description tags and rates the professor based on helpfulness, clarity and easiness, the real challenge is whether they get the “hotness” rating.

Hopefully this will translate to more sway within the department and more classes heading my way. So what if the class topic isn’t the main draw for students. we want to fill seats don’t we?

By alexander

Drinker of bad wine and writer of many things. Alexander used to be in web development. Now he writes and edits and dabbles in SEO. He has a master's degree and is slowly trying to complete his PhD. One day you will refer to him as Doctor. One day...