Tuesday, September 17, 2013
You mean we have to learn this by ourselves?
I teach a section of Introduction to Hamsterfur Weaving. We had just completed an activity designed to introduce students in the course to the basic nomenclature of hamsterfur weaves, which is a necessary skill if the students are to be able to identify the different types of weaves discussed during the rest of the semester.
The majority of the students were working together, identifying things like the "rasta hamsterweave", the "trailer park weave", and the "cammullet weave". I noticed that Sammie Snowflake's hand was raised, so I walked over to see what was up.
Sammie Snowflake: "So, do we have to learn this by ourselves?"
2 minutes later...
Zeke: "Class, Sammie Snowflake just asked an interesting question, 'Do we have to learn this by ourselves?' Thank you Sammie, for asking. Yes. Yes you do. In fact, anything you learn, you have to learn by yourselves. Otherwise, you haven't learned it."
Sammie sat and stewed while the rest of the class got on with the process of learning. By themselves.