Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Night and Day

My two classes this semester are about as different as they can be. The early morning class jabbers away, and is totally engaged in the discussion, making me feel like a brilliant teacher. The afternoon class sits there looking puzzled at almost everything, yawns, and makes frequent bathroom runs. Same material, different students. It always stuns me.
Judging from the writing samples, there are a number of students who have trouble with reading in the afternoon class. That may account for some of it.

2 comments:

marlyat2 said...

Luck! The glass is at least half full...

Robbi said...

That's true. I've had semesters where both classes are similarly awful or wonderful. Wonderful is nice, and rare, as you may imagine.