The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A Bit Calmer

Still not a big post, but I can say I am coping a bit better at the moment.  Yesterday had me about ready to throw in the towel with regard to electronic never ends and is very labor intensive if you try to do well and not just give out “A” grades.  But I found my footing again and I feel like teaching will now be ok.  Covid-19.... I fear the next three weeks will be an utter nightmare for the world.  I am just hoping that all of you are safe and I hope my extended family and friends have heeded the warnings and are safe.... and that my immediate family and myself are also safe.

Such worrisome times.



Blogger Tom Cochrun said...

This patch of history is instructing and possibly changing us profoundly.

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

Thank you and all is well with me and my love ones in Idaho.

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020  
Blogger Pat McDowell said...

Grading sure has changed within a couple of generations.

It wasn't THAT long ago that a "C" was considered a mark of acceptable grasp of a subject, with a "B" given for particular strength and an "A" for true mastery of the material. Today, many students expect an "A" simply for completing all of their assigned work, and a "B" is considered a sign of inadequacy, not of above-average performance. We seem to have raised a generation or two of people who think they're a lot more knowledgeable than they are, who don't seem to know how to recognize what they don't know, and who take offense at the suggestion that they aren't necessarily the best at what they are doing.

Thursday, 26 March, 2020  
Blogger GaP said...

And you be well yourself, Professor...

Thursday, 26 March, 2020  

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