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Class Dynamics Have Made for a Tough Time

There are times when I have a particularly tough class. Not tough in the sense of unbearable, but difficult to read and to get them engaged.

Today (Wednesday) I did everything I know how to get them to interact. With the exception of early on when I led them into a discussion on the question, "Is perception reality?" this particular group of forty 20-somethings, this group simply refuses to interact. On a scale of 1 to 10, I am probably getting a 2 from them.

It makes my job particularly difficult and I feel exhausted on this second day. Without the interactive feedback, I have nothing left to give, as I give so much of myself.

In seven hours, I have to go at it again for the final day of the workshop. I think this group will be glad to get the hell out of there. I cannot say that I blame them. It's been a painful experience for many of us.

I can only hope that I am reaching some of them.

© 2015, Coral Levang All rights reserved.

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Comments

SoundNFury wrote on March 12, 2015, 4:06 AM

It sounds like you are doing your best. That's gotta be frustrating. Like you said, hopefully you are succeeding with some of them.

crowntower wrote on March 12, 2015, 4:37 AM

Are you a teacher? Sometimes it is really hard to get people interactions, because of their timidity, and inferiority complex, afraid of rejections and to be laugh at. And the hardest part is people that thinks they look like on boasting than interacting so they keep their mouth shuts.

jiangliu1949 wrote on March 12, 2015, 5:34 AM

Maybe this is so called generation gap where it is difficult to communicate with them ,plus the fact that most od them are addicted to the virtual world .Hope you will soon find your feet there .

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 12, 2015, 9:24 AM

All you can do is what you are doing. Maybe they will be more open today. But at least it is the last day.