You gotta have a sense of humor

As I was grading the last of the web projects today, I followed the link from one page to ratemyprofessors.com to see the latest slams against me (rolling eyes). As usual, they were tacky, tactless, and inadvertently very funny. One in particular complained about MY HAIRSTYLE!!! Give me a break, please — what does my friggin’ hairstyle have to do with what, or how, I teach?

Just a few minutes later, though, I received a blind copy of the comments that Anne sent to my department head in lieu of she and Carolina being able to fill out a course evaluation for this semester. Let it suffice to say that those two ladies are prime examples of why I teach…not the other type of student, whose non-constructive comments appear anonymously in public fora.