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October 09, 2017

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oh dear! That does sound painful! How many students are there in the "tiny" class? The largest classes I teach have between 18-20 students. 18 is the official limit for language classes at our university, but sometimes I am able to squeeze in a few more. Last week I had a day of some panic... as in feeling that I really am not doing a good job and kind of "forgot how to teach" -- I'm hoping it was a passing thing, the result of the "reckoning" that comes right before a major exam (the first in the semester). Good to hear about your teaching in more detail! I love the idea of the reading/performing and how that turned that class period around completely!

L, my two sections of the senior class are seven students per section -- crazy! Normally they'd have been put together into a single 14-person class, which would have been fine, but the two sections started out bigger, such that it made sense to have two different sections.

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  • I'm an English teacher at Fabulous Girls' School (FGS). I'm a convert to Judaism. I am partner to D. We live in an adorable, messy little house in Adventure City. Two cats -- the Muse and the Contemplative -- live with us and keep life at home plenty adventurous.

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