Conservative. Idaho. Software engineer. Historian. Increasingly, frustrated with how the greed of a small number of lawyers is making life unreasonable for ordinary people.
My semester was less enjoyable, I think I got burned out on the attitudes I was getting from students.For the final exam, three students showed up without a pen or pencil.
Did you offer them a pocket knife, and tell them to write their exam in blood?
We had snow which in the Southeast is a big event. I teach a night class and night exams were canceled. I ended up having to email the students the exam and making it a take-home. I am still amazed by those who didn't do well given it was essentially open book.
Well, no ... but I'm going to next time. Better response than the one I gave which was just: "This isn't high school". A comment that evidently no one, including college administration agrees with me upon.
Sometimes teaching is great, sometimes it stinks. This week one of my students wrote a glowing letter-to-the-editor about me for all to see. Today, I had to tell one of my students to show up next semester with a better attitude, or else... So both highs and lows in one week.
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