Preparing them for college...

I had a rather hilarious exchange with an AP Biology student the other day. She was freshly returned from a college visit. The transcript follows (emphasis mine):

Student: Hey, Mr. Knuffke! I sat in on a biology class during my college visit, and it was taught just like you teach our class.

Me: Oh, really? That’s great news. How did the class run?

Student: The professor started the class by asking if anyone had any questions about the material that they were assigned to cover outside of class, and after that, he spoke about a vague topic for a little while.

When pressed on her choice of adjective, the student indicated that she really meant something more like “higher-level”, or “thematic”, but I still got a nice big laugh out of it.

Fun times in leaf estimation

"Only did some of it": Dealing with effort and its lack.