I am debating whether I should go on some kind of silent strike at my next class over at IPFW. I’m in this pretty good writing class right now devoted to creative non-fiction, and, so far, I just won’t shut up in it. Maybe it’s because during my day job I try not to talk too much, thinking it’s a sign of lazy teacher planning. During this class, then, when the role is reversed and I’m actually expected to contribute, I feel rather liberated.
But I think I’m going overboard. I don’t know how I know this, and I don’t think the other students hate me too much—most of them laugh (with me, I think), but still, I’m thinking about a strike, or at least making sure that I say something nice about a fellow student’s paper before I start saying what’s wrong with it. That would be a good start.