Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An escape from reality

Being Facebook friends with your students has entertainment value. Sometimes being privy to their weekend indulgences explains why they missed class the following Monday. Other times, you can see them use Facebook for what it was originally meant to allow post-secondary students to share ideas and exchange in meaningful dialogue.

Well, meaningful dialogue is open to interpretation sometimes, I guess.

Sometimes a status update will prompt a surprising discussion, which is what happened today when my (now former) student Alexis began quoting the opening line to Bohemian Rhapsody. Needless to say, I was floored but amused. And then Hayden chimes in with the second and third lines to the song, at which point I joined in and jokingly laid down the law. The thread then takes on a Queen-ish life of its own as you can see.

Okay, enough goofing off on Facebook everyone. Back to work.


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