When English teachers have nightmares

Last night I dreamed that Spring Semester began and when I arrived to teach my 8:30 section, it was a university auditorium classroom with 5,000 students.

“What happened to the 23-student cap in writing classes?” I asked the Writing Program Administrator in horror.

“They all have 23 students except this section. It’s just really big. No one likes to teach it,” she told me, simply.

I spent the entire dream failing to make the projector work from the media booth above the stadium seating of my enormous class.

“How will I ever grade all their papers?” I screamed in my mind.

I woke up.

I exhaled.

And today I saw Joy on my date with Dutch, which I found hilarious and highly inspiring.

It can be good to wake up.

  3 comments for “When English teachers have nightmares

  1. Julie M
    December 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    What a great (and terrifying) allegory for having a second-born child with disabilities.

  2. Jennifer
    January 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    This is great! I love dreams that highlight EXACTLY what I’m afraid of in my life–NOT! I, too, Loved the movie Joy–so great! Here’s to the start of a new semester with a SMALL class. You got this!

  3. January 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Teaching brings a lifetime of nightmares with it, and they don’t end when you retire!!! Dang!

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