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Coffee and Apathy

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Currently hiding under the covers, drinking a neverending cup of coffee, reading some trashy shit and pretending the new semester isn’t starting in a week NO SERIOUSLY IT ISN’T GO AWAY AND SHUT THE DOOR BEHIND YOU.

This essay echoes my thoughts perfectly about the Fall 2012 semester and is well worth a read: Teaching Students who Seem Unengaged.

It’s got cell phones, apathy, madness, and more cell phones!

More soon, honest injun.

Written by universityoflies

January 19, 2013 at 15:56

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  1. Oh, yes, I saw that article too in Inside Higher Ed. I remember trying to teach students similar to those described in this article as a grad student ..shudder. I remember wondering why did they bother even coming to class. It was infuriating seeing them just sit there with vapid expression on their faces…I really don’t understand why they were there since they didn’t seem to think…trying to teach them and getting them to communicate – it was supposed to be a discussion each week – was almost as bad as having my wisdom teeth removed.


    January 20, 2013 at 06:26

    • yes, vapid expressions describes it perfectly! just like the literally spineless humans in wall-E who stare at screens instead of communicating to the person in the hoverchair directly in front of them. Well, it sounds like you are out of the abyss and for that, I salute you!


      January 23, 2013 at 14:05

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