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classroom notes

6 July 2004 2:37 PM (namibia)

deadpans

I've been enduring a student teacher for the past month. He teaches my math classes, I sit in the back and take notes. I forgot the boredom of being a learner.

Today one girl was talking in class, as usual. He goes over, asks her to stand up, and attempts to ascertain what the issue is. She puts on this queenly deadpan face and denies all wrongdoing. Impressive.

I've been working on mine as well. The deadpan's a useful barrier between people, and sometimes it's just not appropriate to laugh.

staring through the chalkboard

I found myself looking straight through the chalkboard today. Tomorrow's hump day in this second term of the year. Sometimes, I'm just counting the hours...

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