This entry almost a year ago provoked a comment about my professionalism as a teacher. The author of the note, whoever he/she is, is quite right (though he/she did leave out an apostrophe); I should not have posted a student’s work online without permission of the student, and the parents of that student — even if it is a perfect example of a bad paper.
This entry is a reminder to me to remove it permanently from the Internet on or before January 5, 2005.
Today was the school’s annual Christmas party, to collect toys and raise money and assemble bags of ornaments, toiletries, hats, gloves and stocking stuffers for local-area needy children. We did OK. I did my poem for my colleague, who usually does all the organizing, and we had a great time. Another colleague did the stuffed-pillow-red-coat-and-fake-beard routine, and administered the ‘naughty or nice?’ test. A good time was had by all.
Last night there was some really ugly stuff on the dorm, but in the spirit of professionalism, none of it will be mentioned here. At all. Ever.