now i know why teachers get mad incessantly and want to blow themselves up and just shatter to smithereens (or they wanna do that to their students). hay.
may ganun kanina sa Film 10 class ko, the GE course for non-film majors. since 70 percent of the class is made up of UP freshies -- yes, straight out of haiskul layp -- they're still below par sa usual maturity rate. but being UP students, you kinda expect them to jack up a few notches or so up that scale because they have some kind of academic x-factor.
but nooooooooooo. may isa lang kanina na tumambling ako nang tanungin niya ko ng:
"mam, wala ba kayong ibibigay na...incentive o ganun, sa perfect attendance?"
tangina, ano to, haiskul??? may bonus points at medal pag wala kang absent sa tanang buhay haiskul? potah. nalurkey ako dun.
at tinanong niya yan dahil delinquente siyah. as in, uber delinquent to the max. he thought he could make a 4-minute film production overnight. i guess he's not listening well in class because i always tell them that i give them days off to work on their damn projects, not to go malling forever. most of the other kids were able to pull it off, with some really really pulling it off well that i wanna offer them to shift to our course! may future sa pelikula! but of course i don't say that out loud, that's kinda unethical. mej. bantayan ko na lang na mag-shift sila...
hay nakuh. what do i do with these ones? sagot ko lang sa kanya, ang incentive sa kanya ng perfect attendance ay yung marami siyang natutunan sa pag-attend niya ng klase! tangina. ano ba tong mga batang to! at naaasar ako kasi siya yung nag-express noon na gusto niyang mag-shift dito. kaya sabi ko nga sa kanya, dito pa lang sa Film10 di niya pinagbubutihan, what more sa higher film courses na mas demanding sa oras, talino and most of all -- maturity! jeezus fuck! i swear, ito ang topper ng aking teaching experience on hearing the most bizarre question from a student. trés bizarre super! incroyable!
wala. nabuang talaga ko dun. it's rare that i get wengkwengk questions from students but i'm just worried about education in general in this country because they seem to be increasing, these wengkwengkkids. hay nakuh... ewan.
hm, speaking of wengkwengk kids, tatlong cmc students na pala ang na-expel because of plagiarism. hah, if you guys think we're not serious in these things and you could get away with it, think again. sabi nga ni dean, kahit ilang sems na nakalusot kayo pero na-trace pa rin, deds pa rin. remember, nababawi ang bachelor's degree due to plagiarism. it already happened before. yes, here in UP. yes, here in CMC.
kaya laging mag-sariling sikap. walang mapapala sa pagkopya sa iba.