Here are some highlights from student prose that remind me of why teaching is often an (unintentionally) funny business.
- "Throughout time, students have always brought guns to school"
- "As I was in a situation where a drunken man holding a butterfly knife began to be irritated and angry"
- "all of which makes a paper sound like a symphony"
- "somewhat glib goes by many different names"
- "I would like to end here so that you may reflect"
I also learned that I should keep my big mouth shut and just nod and agree (I've learned this several times, but it hasn't taken yet!).
Also: I don't like reading student papers. Also: the smell of magic marker lingers on the papers and gives me a huge f*ing headache. I would like to convey more lessons I gleaned from this experience, but that may take some more vodka.
I will end here, so that you may reflect.