It’s really interesting getting little glimpses into Anand’s schooling. He just took his headphones off to complain to me that he’s supposed to listen to a 10-second clip of Hispanic music, and then write how it made him feel, and how it connects to Hispanic culture and history. “We haven’t even had a history class yet!” He’s quite frustrated, poor munchkin. He doesn’t like not knowing the answer to things.
I told him “I don’t really know” was an acceptable response. Just try, kiddo. It gives the teacher a starting point to work from.
I suspect I’ll have to write a few of my college students basically the same message this week, when I’m asking why they didn’t hand in thesis statements the way they were supposed to….