Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009
I don't know how you would describe those great class sessions, but I call 'em cracklin'. When the energy in the room is zooming around and people are falling over each other to comment, when everyone is locked-in engaged with what we're saying, when no one is sleepin or texting or whatever else they do to pass the time, when I'm mostly sitting on the side nodding my head or calling on who's next to speak—that's cracklin' class. Cracklin' like electricity—cracklin' like an epiphany—cracklin' like the cellophane on a fresh Twinkie (okay, that last one's a stretch, but you know you want a Twinkie, so it works – in a way).
That was my last class session in American Lit II today. I even got just a tiny bit choked up to think that we aren't going to meet any more.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
I'm no Microsoft fanboy, but I noticed today that I can apparently blog from within Word which will allow me to revise, edit, and proofread more easily, so I'm gonna give it a go.
We're in the home stretch here. Today is the last day of classes for my comp course, and tomorrow will be the last day for Lit. We reviewing for the final exams. Students are tired and a bit grumpy. Heck, I'm tired and a bit grumpy. Overall I think it's been a pretty good semester, but I guess we're all ready to be done.