Soon after I finished blogging about my student’s problem with attendance, another student comes into my office and asks if I’m coming to class today. I tell him of course I’m coming to class, why? Because it’s ten after and we’re all in class, he tells me.
In nearly nine years of teaching, this is the first time I’ve actually forgotten to go to class. The class was only meeting for part of the period to fill out evaluations, and I’ve got a migraine which is impairing most of my higher functions right now, but bottom line I had no excuse. I brain-farted class after spending the morning complaining about student attendance.
And we all shine on, as the man sang. It’ll get you.