Sometimes You Just Know

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When it feels right. When there's engagement. When there's a good feeling about it.

That's right, I'm talking about teaching class. This summer, I had a good class. Students, a nice mix of undergraduates and returning adults, met for several sessions on Wednesday nights. They spoke, asked questions, sent me links that extended the content, and worked at perfecting their assignments, sometimes even redoing them to improve their score, even if only slightly. 

When this happens (and it happens more often than I sometimes realize), the students names are easier to remember, and you regret the last night of class even though you're happy to be finished. The few "bad" classes (you know the ones--everyone's sitting, no one's engaged, they want to know what they need to do to get an "A") make you appreciate the good ones all the more. 

This was a good one. Maybe I'll see some of them again some time. In any case, I wish them  all luck in whatever they choose to do next. Rock it, people!

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