Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Geniuses and Idiots

I have three sections of Introductory Microeconomics that I'm teaching this semester. My Monday section is full of geniuses, while my Wednesday section is full of idiots. What's that about?

My wife, who was actually trained in teaching, has silent fits when she thinks the reason I'm being allowed to teach is that I got good economics grades. I'm sure I make the teaching profession proud when I call my Wednesday section idiots, but before you judge me, you should see their quiz scores.

(I believe state law prohibits me from actually showing you their quiz scores, so you'll just have to take my word for it.)

Why such a crap post? Because I don't have much to say today. It's very cold here in Kansas today (current temperature: 20 degrees, wind chill feels like 5) and I'm hungry.

1 comment:

JT said...

I teach every day of the week and it seems as though I have rough days not based on the class itself, but rather how much sleep I got the night before. Today was rough because the students pushed me hard on explaining my beliefs about nationalism... either that, or it could be that I watched the movie Troy (Brad Pitt) last night until the wee ours of the morning. Either way, all students are idiots, some are just less so than others. I understand that after every quiz and test, all educators feel like they haven't done their job well, especially in Kansas.

[As I was writing, one of my students came to my office hours. I had to quickly close the laptop so they didn't see my comment.]