I visited a colleague's class on Friday as part of the personnel review process. It was really good. There was smart conversation about some interesting texts. When I have classes go that well, I feel pretty darned good about things.
And tonight, I'm prepping to fill in tomorrow for a different colleague who's ill. Fortunately, it's comp, and we're all supposed to teach comp in basically the same way using the same basic program. Frustrating in some ways, but it means that there's a shared vocabulary. And, theoretically, if someone walks into my class on a given day, they should find themselves in familiar territory, and within a few days, give or take, of their own class. That is, at this time of the semester, we're all doing the Blue Project, and probably finishing that up and starting the Green Project. So, my class has peer editing its Blue Project, and has the assignment for the Green one, and we'll begin working on the Green while they put the finishing touches on the Blue and then turn it in. Voila.
Except the course I'm filling in on tomorrow seems to have cut one of the projects completely.
I don't really know what's up (the chair and head of comp stuffs do), but it makes me feel like my own abundant inadequacies with this comp program aren't quite as inadequate as I sometimes think.
In other news, tomorrow is the anniversary of a VERY big day in history. Or at least it was big when it happened.
It's also the anniversary of a mildly famous concert which became, in one form or another, the name of an album that contributed to a rock and roller's rise to fame and fortune.
Anyone want to take a shot at the anniversary game?