Today I learned I can teach any 7-8 novels for my lit class entitled “The Novel” in the Fall.
But I also learned I need to have my book order in by Monday.
I want a loose theme to the novels. I have some ideas - maybe themes of Revolution, I also like the idea of talking about political novels....and maybe of ghosts and magic.
So we’re talking about multimodal projects - the idea that a term paper isn’t the only option to demonstrate higher order thinking and research.
Basically that instead of writing a paper you could easily do a YouTube video essay instead.
And all the olds are like, it’s not the same! How do you grade that? It’s not as much work!
And I’m like........
I need help here...
If you were told in class, it was posted on the class website, and you got an email saying you needed to do something "by Thursday's class"... and its been emphasized the sooner you do it the better... because you're being given an extension for something that was to be done on Tuesday....
Do you understand that as meaning
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TFW you are looking at drafts of a paper that's due in a couple of days and only 3/8 students even gave you one and they are all 1/4 of the required length and none of them are following the assignment prompt.
And you have literally just spent every damn day for the past 4 weeks reading and outlining and pulling examples from texts for them to write this damn paper.
*bangs head on desk*
I just spent 5 minutes arguing with a student that Game of Thrones is not educational television.
He kept saying, "but I learned about other people's lives and about heroism!"
Me: That's not the point of the fucking show. You can easily watch it because you like dragons and tits!
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