The student was sitting at the back of the classroom. On the floor, a water boiler, plugged into the wall outlet. On a desk, a Chemex coffee maker. He was making coffee, and I realized that I would have to revise my syllabus.
And then I woke up. Yes, it was only a dream.
In the waking world, my syllabi have a statement about decorum that reads like so:
The atmosphere in our class should be serious — not somber or pretentious, but collegiate and genuinely intellectual. No eating, sleeping, talking, texting, or doing work for other classes. No headphones, iPods, or phones. Electronic devices should be off and out of sight before class begins. Please show respect for our community of learning.At one point my syllabi prohibited knitting: it had become a thing. Times change, and syllabi change with them.
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