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"...another reason I'm intrigued with the hanged of Salem, especially the women, is that a number of them aroused suspicion in the first place because they were financially independent, or sharp-tongued, or kept to themselves. In other words, they were killed off for the same sort of life I live right now but with longer skirts and fewer cable channels." Sarah Vowell, The partly cloudy patriot.


When are you too sick to teach?

I'm curious as to when, if ever, those of you who teach cancel class due to illness? How do you make that decision? Does it depend upon:
1. How sick you are? If so, what's the threshold?
2. What kind of sick (like sore throat or loss of voice make it more likely?)?
3. What type of class? Like are you more or less likely to cancel a small class? More or less likely to cancel a large lecture?

I have another blog entry on this coming - but as you can perhaps glean, I am sick today but I didn't cancel class, and I wonder if I ought to have. I'll explain why in a bit. Right now, I am off to make some soup.


At 4:23 PM, Blogger Seeking Solace said...

Feel better soon!!!!

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous c'trix said...

When I'm contagious or know I need to rest or it will just get worse. Trying to push through usually just backfires. Doesn't matter what kind of class it is, to me.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Bardiac said...

I try to be realistic with myself and ask how much the students will really miss if I skip one class. Seriously, that and I try to build in a review day late in the semester that gives me some leeway.

I get a bit cranky when students come in all contagious, same with colleagues. So I try not to share.


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