Yesterday I had two intriguing interactions with students. Keep in mind I teach English. That is important to know.
One student was writing his assignment in French. I told him he had to write his assignment in English.
He replied, “No I don’t.”
I responded, “Yes, you do. This is English class.”
Another student had already been marked absent, due to a field trip, on my attendance screen, but I was looking at her sitting in her seat doing her work. I asked her what was going on, and she said that she was excused all day for a field trip, but since they got back early, she decided to come to class, although she technically didn’t have to. I told her I was happy she decided to come, and she said, “Yeah, well, I actually think your class is pretty interesting, but I can’t go around letting people know I think that.”