Monday, April 23, 2007

disturbed students

It was only when I read Mothersvox writing about her experience with a student handing in a sadomasochistic fantasy as an essay years ago that I remembered it happened to me on a student evaluation form almost 25 years ago, when I taught for a couple of years at Virginia Tech. She reports that she got no support from her department head and was told to give the student another chance to do the assigned work. When it happened to me I never told anyone at the school. It wasn't my first year of teaching (though I was in a non-tenure track job), yet my embarrassment and fear that I deserved it was too strong.

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