Yesterday’s adventures in college (really?) teaching:
- A student who changed an answer on a returned quiz and tried to convince me that it was his original answer.
- A student who asked me if it’s ok that she will have to leave class half an hour early at least once a week, even though I told her on the first day that if this is the case, she should not take a course at this hour.
- A student who walks on chairs to get to his assigned partner, who doesn’t seem able to communicate below a yell and who speaks French with his classmates with a sort of sneaky, pulling-one-over-on-the-teacher amusement (because…he doesn’t think speaking French is allowed in English class?)
The semester, like childhood, goes through defined developmental stages. We seem to be at the “testing the teacher” stage.