Here’s a brief break from the tragic, semi-tragic, infuriating and mind-numbing news that seems to rock us every day from, well, everywhere.
Ferlazzo routinely asks his students to write evaluations at the end of the semester and to grade him on his teaching, as he explains in this funny tweet.
I had all my classes do end-of-semester evaluations of our classes and my teaching. Most were very positive, though one student wrote “I give Mr. Ferlazzo an A at being annoying.”— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 15, 2019
In what way, I asked Ferlazzo, does he annoy students? So he asked them.
“Students had fun coming up with things I do that are annoying,” he said.
- “Asking them to read and watch history videos at home.”
- “Telling them that I’m not old.”
- "Asking them if they are doing okay.”
- “Asking them if they are sure that their work is their best before turning it in.”
But, he noted, "they were also clear they were joking."
Imagine that. Kids having fun in a classroom.