This semester, I will be teaching freshmen for the first time since 2017. My Advanced Writing students have been giving me dire warnings about what I am in for. This cartoon posted by the Bluebird of Bitterness in a series on “Board of Education” gives good advice to this semester’s students:
Students, I actually do explain things in class! Please give me your undivided attention for the hour we are together. Be patient with me when I run over; I’m used to a three hour class. I promise to do my best to end on time.
I am looking forward to this semester!