A feeling of frustration tonight -- yet again. Part of it has to do with the fact that in the Monday evening class I feel like we have sooooo much ground to cover so I keep flip-flopping between topics in the quest to cover everything that the MWF class does in three days. Instead of coming across as comprehensive, I fear that I come across as disorganized and chaotic.
The younger male student who I have mentioned before is also part of my frustration. He reminds me of a student I had a few years ago who had to disagree with everything I said simply, I fear, for the pure joy of it. He just wanted to argue with someone! This kid seems a little like this; I don't know. I just can’t read him yet. I will be curious to see his first essay next week -- is he a good writer? Are there developmental issues?
I taped tonight’s class with the Flip video – a first. I haven’t watched it yet but I did just check to make sure that it taped and it apparently did. I have just realized, though, that there’s nothing more depressing that hearing yourself taped. I sound like a hyper, giddy school girl. Do I always sound like that?!
Oh -- the MWF class went fine today as well. We seemed a bit short on people. I am guessing the falling snow might have something to do with that (though most of the evening students were here!). I had those students look at an example of a "weak" paper from a few semesters ago to model useful conversations for the upcoming writing workshop on Wednesday.