School Daze

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?

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One Response to “School Daze”

  1. servetus Says:

    it’s disturbing how much like Ben Stein I’ve become. 🙂


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