Friday, September 26, 2014
This happened yesterday: I had finished the lecture part of my large intro class and was starting to tell them about their Test, which would be online through the weekend. Things like what topics to expect, the window the test would be available, how much time they have once they launch the test, and so on... And as I was doing so, about a third of the class got up, gathered their stuff, and headed for the door. While I was talking. This is the first I recall something like this happening, believe it or not, in about 30 years of teaching. I have until next Tuesday to prepare a way to shame them into never doing this again, although I suspect, given that this is the United States of America, it would be pointless.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
In my opinion, the best way to remember 9/11 would be to issue arrest warrants for George W Bush and all the members of his admin who either failed to protect us from what happened, even though they had intel that it might, and/or who lied the country into the ongoing wars that followed and in the process killed more Americans than the actual 9/11 terrorists did. That is all.