Honest to God, you guys; I feel like barnyard the choir director.
The last few weeks have been an unending shit storm of apathy and belligerence. Tuesday, for example, 4 out of my 25 freshmen actually did the reading I assigned. FOUR. Out of TWENTY FIVE. They had a major project due – for which I’d given them at least 3 in-class opportunities to work – and only two of them were able to present the project on time (and of those two, one of them was so poorly done as to be laughable).
This morning, three of my 16 seniors read the article I posted on the website. I should mention here that the reading was due Tuesday, but I extended the date to Thursday because no one had read the article on Tuesday, either.
The thing that astounds me about all of this is that no one can give us any indication of what the cause of the problem is or of how to fix it.
I’ve about had it with this shit; I’m disheartened, I’m tired, and I’m sick unto death of caring more about the students’ grades than they do.
Thank God vacation starts tomorrow.