Monday, January 26, 2009

Student/Teacher exchange

Over heard from the student sitting next to me and my 20th Century Art Teacher at exactly 1:11pm Room GT 216c UVU

Student: "so. for the tests, are we going to have to analyze the painting? Or what will it be like?"
Teacher: "It will be more along the lines of, 'Explain how this painting has Fauvism characteristics and German expressionism characteristics.'"
Student: "Ok. So it will be like, Explain how this painting has Fauvism characteristics and German Expressionism characteristics.
Teacher: Pauses, looks around...
Kajsia: LARGE SMIRK
Teacher: "Yes. The test will be like that."
Student: "Ok. cool" proceeds to write down exact repeated sentence.

This is the caliber of thinkers i am surrounded by in class ( i know there are smarties out there, they just don't happen to sit next to me).
Needless to say, it's a long hour and 15 minutes.

I was going to add, "i think there may be more than one question on the test..."
but i decided to keep this juicy bit of information to myself.

5 comments:

Jiles The Great said...

I think that student might have been one of those people Emily was talking about who has to have their crack baby dress them in the morning. Yup.

rache b. said...

ha ha ha ha that is hilarious. oh my i have no tolerance for idiots...
is your teacher courtney? i love her!

Maureen said...

You've GOT to be kidding me. I thought people were dumb when I was in college....

apparently their siblings are attending now....

(I'm still laughing)

Charlotte said...

I think that was a good idea to keep that info from them. Their head might have exploded! I love that your teacher was as baffled by their stupidity as the rest of us. I guess you don't ever get used to it as a teacher.

Rivers said...

thats so funny