Accidentally, I happen upon a way to work on grading that makes it kind of fun. My office is in a building across from the football field, and there is a home game there this afternoon. It's a warm day, and I have my window open. So, here I am, grading, and just after I write a brilliant comment on a student paper, the crowd erupts into enthusiastic applause!
(A little later): Alas, they are booing me now... Hmm, this is not going as well as I thought. Now there is even chanting and a drumming of feet. Maybe I am being a little hard on the student whose paper I am currently reading...?
5 years ago