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A Week in the Life - Day Two: August 19th, 2010 - De File — LiveJournal
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A Week in the Life - Day Two: August 19th, 2010
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barca_k From: barca_k Date: August 28th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That whiteboard was fascinating... boilerplate... literal... figurative... serendipity... Jon Stewart... taste preference... it sounds like the starting ingredients for a Jim Morrison poem or something.

Having just got back into school over the summer, I am still re-orienting to the whole academic atmosphere... it's remarkably random, I mean, I see the classes on the list & I choose which to take, but after that, once I actually show up in the classroom, who knows what I'll get-? So far I'm really liking it - even the bad isn't all that bad. So far.

This documentation thing is actually kind of exhausting to read... I mean the hours of the day do sort of come pounding through it - it must be tiring to actually do it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 9th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
(Apologies for the delay in replying. I had visions of getting all the Day in the Life comments taken care of at the same time but that didn't happen. Hell, I still have four more days to share!)

That sense of serendipity in a live setting is one I consciously try to bring to my teaching. Maybe I couldn't teach any other way, at least now that making room for tangents has become so ingrained. That's OK, though. The more students have to spend their time in regimented classes, like the online sort usually are, the more I feel that their experiences in an actual classroom should prioritize what can't be pre-scripted.

And, yes, it's an exhausting day. I'm gearing up for another one like it tomorrow on top of feeling decidedly out of sorts today. That's when the length really gets to me most.
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