College Misery breaks down taxonomies of students with frightening regularity. I want to think that if we discussed theses we could better communicate with with first generation students who don’t know what to expect and / or have unrealistic expectations. I worry though that a student may take it the wrong way. No matter what one says, if enough people hear, someone will take it the wrong way. I don’t think the overly-sensitive have a right to deny access to the truth, but since a little research wouldn’t hurt anyone, and since there are several examples, I’ll just provide some links. I hope to use these to open dialogue.
Maybe what I really should ask is, would reasonable students find these offensive? Click through only if you are not easily offended and give me honest feedback.
- 5 students you meet as a professor
- Rise of the Pansies – (Warning, trenchant but not uncommon.)
- Developmental grab bag. (uses foul language )
- Dr. Jekyl and Prof Hyde (severe snark)