Where I, Ron, blog on a variety of different subjects--social theoretical, historical, cultural, political, social ethical, the media, and so on (I got the Max Weber and Mark Twain in me)--in a sometimes Niebuhrian or ironic way all with an attitude. Enjoy. Disagree. Be very afraid particularly if you have a socially and culturally constructed irrational fear of anything over 140 characters.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Life in the Pissant Swamp: I Lost The Textbook
So I got an email recently from one of my students informing me that he or she had lost his textbook for the class in the library if memory serves. Then I get a second email a while later asking me what he or she should do about the assignment that is due soon. Since this assignment requires students to read the textbook I told him or her to do something I would have thought would have been obvious: buy another copy of the text. Apparently, in a college that looks increasingly like high school these days the obvious is no longer the obvious. Welcome to the brave new world of Alice in Wonderland. What's a teacher to do?