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If a student negociates in a "what if" situation, e.g. "What if I don't
turn in this last assignment. I don't have enough time/interest/care to do
it. I just can't dooo it," they whine. "What will my grade be?,
particularly if he/she is being surly, I have a reply.
I usually smile my motherly smile and say "flunk you." There is always a
double-take usually followed by a laugh (often by someone standing nearby)
and an "Oh."
Try it. It is deliciously naughty.
At 08:08 PM 11/18/99 EST, you wrote:
>No, I'm old, and getting older everyday. (My hairstylist loves me--always
>touching up the old roots) Anyway, I started in the 70s, raised a family,
>and came back to the profession in the 90s. Schools are a Little different
>than when I first started (understatement) I love when you say they're
>scared of you giving them a low grade. Tell me some of the zingers you give
>the little darlings. Love to hear em. Thanks!!
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