So - it's been a while, huh? It's the same old excuses - busy, busy, busy. But I am still teaching and still gathering material.
I also am working on a backlog of posts so that I am able to more completely address the issue of concealing student identity. I was already paraphrasing comments and combining different occurrences into a single entry, but now I am also letting entries sit for a few weeks before posting them, just to put further distance between the event in my class and the blog entries. I have a few entries sitting around waiting patiently.
For now, let me just leave you with this:
For the second time since I began teaching this course, a student has used the word "Consensus" when he meant "Census."
As in, "The U.S. Consensus".
I find that ironic considering how far from consensus the US seems to be on any given issue.