Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Final Scramble

Today was the last day my students had to complete their work and hand it in. In typical form, a number of them have barely even finished the first two of the six labs they needed to complete.

Panic stricken faces have been appearing at my door all day.

Teaching a spring class has been a huge challenge. Students don't really want to be here. Some take up to three classes in 7 weeks (a crazy idea in my mind), others are taking a class they have put off because they either don't like the content or think it is stupid. It is a no win situation.

I have a couple of students that I have only seen a handful of times. As most people don't know Excel very well, and this is the final unit in my course, I can only image they decided to do only what they could figure out. That or they have decided to just skip the whole unit. Others have not come to the final class, but handed in half or less of the assignments. A sort of 'whatever, this is all I can get done, so that is all I am going to hand in'. Sometimes, I wish I could be so caprious with my work (and homework), but sadly I obsess.

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