At the end of the first class I do a “mail bag”. (Thank you Kyle for the idea). Students are often to shy to speak up and ask questions so the class takes a few minutes to write anonymous questions that I will pick out of a hat and answer. In introducing myself I also show a picture and tell about my family. This was one of my best questions this semester:
I’ve been complaining about the pollution but it has been horrible. The pollution scale reaches 500 – this day it was 510.
I got to see one of my favorite artists, Cat Power. She’s not the best performer but her voice is amazing!
Rolling Stones cover: