18 January 2011
The semester begins and my mind is filled with all those awful school scenes from movies. The string of teachers at the school in Fellini’s Amarcord (couldn’t find a copy with subtitles, but you get the picture):
Mr. Hand from Fast Times at Ridgemont High:
Ben Stein as the most boring history teacher ever from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:
Now that I’ve invoked the worst in a curse-breaking kind of ceremony, here we go with a new semester. Students arrive, professors are confused, we struggle to introduce our classes, ramp up the enthusiasm and conversation, and nip behavioral/attention problems in the bud. Anyone? Anyone?