Tomorrow is Christmas. Presents have been purchased, wrapped and properly labeled. Two batches of holiday cookies, neatly sealed in red & green tins are piled on my kitchen counter. This year, I’m ahead of the game. I’ve even avoided my annual pre-xmas head cold.
So why am I losing it?
Because I’ve got a handful of students who don’t understand that school has actually ended. In a 24-hour, electronic world, the emails just keep coming.
Email: “I can’t get in touch with you. You’re not in your office.”
Unmailed Response:“I’m in my pajamas wrapping gifts.”
Email:“I’m just trying to hand in my assignment like you asked.”
Unmailed Response: “From November? It’s almost January.”
Email:“Thank you for the extension”
Email:“I missed the final.”
Unmailed Response: “It missed you too.”