23 November 2005

- Shell Shock -

I returned graded papers to my class yesterday. As usual, they opened their papers and glanced at my comments. Then the weirdest thing happened. They all just sat there, as the life seemed to drain from the room. No apparent irritation, no complaints; just shell shock. Then, I had to almost lead them from the room by their hand.

I didn't think I was that hard on the papers.