Saturday, December 25, 2010
A Christmas Miracle!
And, yet, one student wants to meet with me to “discuss” a failing grade. He agrees that he doesn’t want to resubmit any homework; he agrees that he doesn’t want any extra credit. He agrees that the curve has already been applied.
(By the way, do these intellectual giants really think that I would release their grades before applying the curve? Why on earth would I do such a thing? Just to tease them!?)
Anyway, even though this young scholar agrees to all the points above, he still wants to meet with me next week, when school is out. Sure, kid—works for me. I’m in it just to see if you come up with anything interesting. Good luck. However, if you don’t, I get to assault you with dripping sarcasm for wasting my time.
But that’s not why we’re here today. We’re here because of a Christmas miracle! Yes, the Spirit of Christmas has affected even me, The Devil Himself.
Today, I was preparing the class web pages for next semester. I found myself improving the web pages, trying to make the content better. I was reflecting upon the lessons, coming up with better examples, more interesting homework assignments, etc. I was optimistic that I will do a better job in January. It dawned on me—I haven’t become cynical. I’m looking forward to next semester. I haven’t been beaten down by the slackers, stoners, and weasels. I’ll be there for the good kids. I still have hope.
Merry Christmas, everyone.