Each month, I take note of the things my students say and, at the end of the month, I post some of the more memorable remarks. So far, the back-to-school month has paid off a few dividends of note.
Overheard in the hallway: "I just realized that in almost every final battle scene, they never talk about morality." I would love to hear the conversation that preceded this conclusion.
In a discussion about the Tea Party movement, one of the students remembered that the movement once called themselves the Tea Baggers. As you might know, this name referenced a meaning that the Tea Party crowd likely didn't have in mind. As the laughter died down, I thought that the discussion had wrapped itself up when one member of my government class announced: "They'll always be teabaggers in our hearts." Oh my.
And after I explained the two steps necessary to amend the Constitution (proposal and then ratification), student L announced, "Hey! It's easier to amend the constitution than it is to quit drinking." Quitting the demon drink is, after all, a 12 step process.
It's shaping up to be a promising year.