Friday, January 25, 2008

Good has been done here

It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while I'll be in the middle of doing something brilliant in a class and it's working--students are responding, learning is taking place, good work is being done--and a little voice in the back of my mind steps up to the microphone and says, "You're good--you're really good."

I had one of those moments today and I've decided to preserve it for posterity so that in a few weeks, when my students start griping about grades and I finally get to see my fall evaluations with the inevitable comments indicating that the students somehow missed the entire point and purpose of the class, I'll be able to look back and say, "But when I'm good, I'm really, really good."

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