Because some of this stuff, you could not make up if you tried.
A brief conversation from class this morning as we were about to start our lesson:
Student #1: If we win state,3 will you get a mohawk?4
Me: Uh… no. Pretty sure that wouldn’t look good on me.
Student #2: [Gasp!] You should tie it back in ponytail!5
Me: [Rolls eyes in silence and trying not to smile so as to encourage them…]
Student #3: ooOOooo! You could do a ponytail that goes straight up!!6 And then get your ears pierced!!!
Student #4 (who is a football player): Show me your ears.7
Student #4: We’ve never actually seen your ears before.8 C’mon, just whip ’em out!9
Somehow I managed a silky-smooth transition from that into a lesson about using the Normal model with combinations of random variables. Don’t ask me how. It just happened.
Turkey week break, please come hither.
- Frighteningly, we are about at the halfway mark of the course in AP Stat. It’s darn near impossible for me to believe that even as I type it now. We’re halfway there…. [↩]
- So everyone is getting kinda delirious. [↩]
- our football team is in the playoffs [↩]
- On a side-note, it has apparently become a popular pastime as of late for students to bugger me about getting my hair cut. [↩]
- This is another equally foolish notion that seems to be gaining a cult-like following. [↩]
- This was from a normally quiet kid who sits in front and doesn’t usually say much, to boot. [↩]
- Yes, that sounded as awkward in person as it reads on screen. [↩]
- Which is a total lie. My hair was short enough to see my ears as recently as September… [↩]
- Yes, again… just as awk-sounding in person as in print. [↩]