There is the experience of some precious moments when the vast, amorphous energy a teacher invests in the classroom crystallizes into a tangible moment of gratification.
I do not necessarily refer to the moment of a positive student evaluation, we all know this territory is nebulous.
I refer to the moment when a former student writes to share material about a course's subject matter.
In the middle of a distressful Saturday I received the following note which recalibrated the day:
"I would like to share a nice collection of Athenian Photographs that could be added to the archives of your Athens class documenting both the Old and Modern City":
A biography of a course
animates beyond campus
of an unknown trajectory
of an early chapter,
Many thanks GP! I reciprocate:
(and do not forget to turn in Thursday's assignment...)