I respect all of the classes I teach and have taught over the years but sometimes there is a class that stands out as ideal because of a great mix of students.
I'm fortunate to teach kids that I look forward to working with. There are some challenges for sure but each day my day at Middle College High School ends with what has so far been an absolutely wonderful class with articulate left leaning, right leaning, apolitical and just curious students who were somehow grouped together. I just throw out a topic and they take the discussion to another level on a daily basis. We have a good time and we all learn from each other.
The kids googled me yesterday and some discovered this blog. I told them I would say hello so I am keeping my word.
As for the adults, once again, I'm asking the grown up readers, particularly those who are understandably frustrated by not working in a positive classroom environment, to please refrain from using some of the intemperate language that is used in the comments. This is an open blog that anyone can read and I know for a fact that some of the pupils I work with occasionally drop by.