I was up in the middle of the night, playing Scrabble online, when the “buh-duh-dee-doop” of IM came across my speakers. It was a friend, typing from Tallahassee where he’s a professor at FSU.
He made a comment about something I had said hours earlier (how typical is that of IM conversations) and we chatted a few minutes. Then he had to go. He had to grade finals.
That’s right – like students cramming to get everything done, he was up in the middle of the night, hoping to make today’s deadline… which he did, finishing at 8:30 AM.
When I was a kid, I thought school teachers never went to the bathroom. Now another education myth has been busted.