Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Help, Not So Free

Last week a high school English teacher contacted me. She'd noticed that A Merchant of Venice was on my website for a summer abroad course I teach in Italy. She wanted help creating assignments because "you have so much more experience than me."

I should have been nice. I should have spent lots of time helping her do her work. But, the snark in me won out.  Dear X, I started, "more experience than I...."

I did assure her that her own assignment was just fine.

So far she hasn't contacted me again.

Will she know what was wrong?