Tabitha Hawthorne
I say swimming costume which is just the best phrase ever.
Mon Aug 6, 2018 14:38

Tabitha listened to Mary's dilemma and smiled gratefully when the woman handing her a lovely cup of hot chocolate. Briefly, her thoughts turned to the Opening Feast, remembering that the hot chocolate they'd had then had also been accompanied by marshmallows and Tabitha had tried smores for the first time, courtesy of the Potions mistress. She smiled at the memory which had been the first experience that they had shared together and Tabitha hoped that there would be many more firsts between them.

Anyway, her thoughts turned back to Mary's problem.

"Well, I'd suggest doing something perhaps a bit challenging for each group. It'd help you find out where people's skills are at, what they know and don't know. For the first years, that'd be next to nothing and the second years will only know a bit more. Maybe the Forgetfulness potion? That can be pretty challenging for Beginners. Maybe for your Intermediate class, a Shrinking Solution as it can be poisonous if made incorrectly and for anybody who may want something more challenging like your fifth years who'd be preparing for their CATS exams. For your Advanced class, maybe Felix Felicis? I'd say they're all pretty interesting, personally. Sure, you want to teach them practicality but that can be done through a lecture. For their first lesson, you need a potion that's interesting but challenging, requiring them to concentrate. It'd certainly sort out those who actually want to learn from those who'd rather just mess around."

If Tabitha was honest, her knowledge on potions was limited and basic but she remembered enough from her own classes to try and help. She couldn't help but smile. She had been a dreadful potion maker as she couldn't concentrate or follow a recipe. They were too technical and precise for her which was why Defence was much more her calling in life. She sipped at her hot chocolate and looked up at Mary, sending her what she hoped was a reassuring smile.

"Unfortunately, I have no idea how you'd manage to teach without actually being there... But I have no doubt that you'll make a great teacher."

  • I say cookie, you say biscuit.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 14:00
    Nodding empathetically was easy enough. Mary certainly didn't envy Tabitha on having to teach a lesson on veelas, and it made her skin crawl a bit to think of how textbooks talked about them at all.... more
    • I say swimming costume which is just the best phrase ever. — Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 14:38
      • Perhaps we should put them on? For science.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 14:50
        Mary grinned as Tabitha discussed her ideas of various potions and strategies for Mary's first classes. She hadn't quite intended it to be a question, but should've known that Tabitha would want to... more
        • Sure. For science... Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 15:31
          "I'm happy to co-ordinate our lessons," Tabitha nodded, liking the idea. Mentally, she tried to tell herself that the benefits of tying lessons in different subjects was solely for the students, as... more
          • All the things!Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 15:45
            Mary smiled gratefully, glad to have someone on her team. She was more than a little nervous herself and knowing she'd at least have someone to brainstorm lessons with, even if just for themes, was... more
            • Ohh... Are you going to tell me about these things?Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 16:21
              Tabitha stopped her sorting in favour of drinking her chocolate and leaned on the shelves with her hip. She remembered the first lesson she'd given, remembering the swirl of nerves she'd felt, the... more
              • Perhaps... in time.... Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:01
                Mary laughed once, hard. "That's not comforting at all!" she said, and it really wasn't. If Tabitha Hawthorne, the woman who wasn't afraid of anything, who chased a Wampus Cat to the detriment of her ... more
                • Oh, I can't wait to find out.Tabitha Hawthorne, Mon Aug 6 22:21
                  Tabitha couldn't help but raise an eyebrow as she watched Mary's magic at work, tidying and putting everything away. She didn't know whether to be amused or shocked that the lovely Mary Brooding had... more
                  • A tidbit here and there.Mary Brooding, Mon Aug 6 22:48
                    A blush rose through Mary's neck and cheeks but she dipped her head to hide it as much as she could. When she looked up, she'd managed a smirk. "Yes, of course," she replied. She hummed something... more
                    • You're a total tease.Tabitha Hawthorne, Tue Aug 7 12:25
                      Tabitha raised an eyebrow at how quickly Mary had downed her glass of whiskey and was holding her tumbler out for more. The Defence teacher hesitated a moment, wondering if she'd unleashed some kind... more
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