Only in a Carson run course can this happen: I show up to class two minutes late to discover my advanced students on the table praying in protest that I do not hand them an assignment. Again, I do have a great students. If this is the extent of the crap I get from them, I will take it. I am big on student loyalty — to me and my course; if I get this, I can be pretty democratic in my authoritative approach. Here are my other post under the category of great students.
Above: Section A4 of Advanced Placement United States History (H/T: Jamie Ferguson)
Although my students are great, I am at times concerned about their interpretation of southern culture vis-a’-vis black slavery. On this day, students were asked to construct a map with symbols examining the commercial revolution and regional economies as they relate to the historical modalities circa 1820 – 1848; well in the picture below, students contend that my black-urban up bringing forced me to greatly misinterpret their picture below. I disagreed with them; I see a depiction of urban youth, bling bling, hip hoppness, and a garden tool used in many urban rap lyrics. Did I get this wrong? I am sure I am a better academic than this. It was fun to laugh at seeing that the students “supposedly” did not see it this way. Sure! I think they did. Not cool!
H/T: Jamie Ferguson for the picture above.