Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer update...

... really, it's been a pretty good summer so far.

  • I actually like my summer class students -- not enough to keep teaching them, but enough that I won't have that sinking feeling of doom if one of them takes other classes :).
  • I may have a student who wants to write logic problems for my textbook. He's smart, has an independent source of income, and wants to go to philosophy grad school. I gave him a stack of logic textbooks, told him to look at them all and we'll talk later..
  • My first brain injured student dropped out of logic pretty suddenly. I had no discussions with him before he went away, he just stopped coming to class. I think it was a bit much for him -- which is ok.
  • I found out a bit later that another student is in my class because he's recovering from a brain injury. He's had his own sets of challenges, but I think he'll be fine.
  • I've been in the pool a lot -- nearly every day. It's really nice -- and I'm getting a bit of a tan.
  • I'm revising my dissertation prior to submitting it to the grad school. The revisions are very small -- mostly typos and extra punctuation.
  • Next week I'll be doing a seminar on the ethics of warfare for the faculty at BNCC -- as our common book is about the war in Iraq. That should be fun -- but, I still need to prepare.
  • Tomorrow is my last day of summer class -- then, some grading and it's over!!
YEA Summer!


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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

To teach summer school is an act of profound love. I never did it. I loved my time off too much!