Saturday, December 02, 2006

Live and Learn

It's amazing the "loopholes" students can find. I decided to be gracious to my Gospel of John class and allow them to turn their papers in before the end of the day, since I would be in my office until late that night. As I started the class (after I announced this), a student asked me a question about the paper. I answered it and got about 1 line out of my lecture, when I looked back at him.

He had his laptop open and a stack of books next to it that looked like John commentaries. I said: are you actually working on the paper right now?!" He said yes. Unbelievable! I couldn't believe it, I laughed so hard my stomach hurt for an hour. He was actually going to try to finish the paper during class. That took nerve!

3 comments:

david said...

That is really funny. BTW, I wonder if you would send me a copy of your syllabus for that class. I am working on a syllabus right now and would like to get some ideas.

Justin TenCate said...

Wow.

I could so see Howerton doing that in Hermeneutics ;)

wordflyer said...

Not gonna lie... I've tried to do that too. When you've got a packed schedule and haven't learned the discipline to handle it, you do strange things.