Tomorrow we will return to campus for the last week of classes. Finals are only a week away, and today, I already received emails asking the question that I answered at the beginning of the semester; "How can I pass this class?"
It's a little late for that, but instead of growing frustrated or angry, as I have done in previous semesters, this term, I'm just going to ignore those emails. Perhaps my silence will speak louder than any of the words I spoke this semester. If they ask me in person, I will just shrug, and say, "I don't know," and pretend I have an important meeting or appointment that requires me to leave immediately.
This time, I will not allow them to sucker me into pointless discussions about their grades, or listen to their whining about how they just have to pass this class.
This time, they can determine for themselves that they just can't pass this class now. Some of them may eventually understand why, and most of them will assume I'm just a callous bitch who didn't like them. In either case, it won't matter to me once I've submitted those grades.