Eh. It's my first night off in a while and I'm still too tired to do anything besides screw around on the computer. What post clued you in? I'd forgotten I even had a clockwork orange avatar! :bigsmile:
American literature...we're reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. It's not just a matter of people learning, it's a matter of being engaging, creating meaningful and pedagogically sound activities, giving assignments the right amount of weight in terms of value (a test is worth "X" points, where this homework assignment is worth "X" points. The hardest thing has been getting the class of teenagers to engage with me. I can try to be as engaging as I like as a teacher, but if I can't get response from my students, it doesn't mean much. There's so much planning involved that it quickly becomes rather overwhelming.
No, there's a couple of annual music/arts festivals that happen here, but nothing in their line-ups that have appealed lately. From memory the last thing we went to see was Chrysta Bell/David Lynch performance, and before that I went to see this Crystal Castles concert by myself, which was brilliant, but I almost didn't make it in because I was feeling so awkward http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME12pHATyNY