Tuesday, February 16, 2016


The 16-week semester has started.  It is now week 3.  Some things I've noticed from my 61:

- I've been trying really hard to be even slightly early instead of arriving right on the dot.  Would be nice if I could arrive 5 minutes early.
- Most students have their textbooks by the second meeting.
- Students email me when they are absent.
- Most students arrive early or on time.
- Students let me know when they have to step out of the classroom to use the restroom.  This is respectful of them because they are college students, so they actually don't need my permission to do that. This also happened last semester with this level.
- I already gave them their first quiz and most did not do well, so I'm giving them extra credit points for active class participation, and they are definitely taking advantage of that.
“The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.”