Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Recent Meeting Minutes---Just Resting Peaceably

Friday, Suzanne joined us for the weekly meeting of the Mikes. She shared her perspective on wayward students, in particular one using the F-word to describe her college course. Mike added his insights on students with recent "family funeral" excuses. He was on his way to meet with students that day. He had a fair amount of scepticism about the funeral excuses and noted that he wondered if students ever felt a backlash of guilt when a genuine passing occured. I find that if you "accept" an excuse from one student, invariably there is a rash of similar tragedies with the remainder of students. Human nature, or just the games students play?


Curious phenomenon to note: For the tech writing class assignment about writing sentence definitions, I found students logging in to Wikipedia to find definitions. Is it that hard to think up a sentence definition on your own?

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Blogger MikeP said...

Oh yeah, I forgot. The Mike blog turns one year old on Sept. 29. Go Mike!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

How interesting that you morn the passing of all the students friends, family, and pets, then remind us of the celebration of all blogs Mike.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

One all things "F": A colleague tells me that she overheard one of my students last week leaving my classroom saying, "This class is just one f******ing writing assignment after another!"

7:05 AM  
Blogger MikeP said...

One of my students requested that we just have a debate next class. He would like to have a debate in class on abortion or capital punishment, because he is better at arguing in person.

9:56 AM  

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