The title of this post is a little misleading, because I don't care that much if students like me. Ok ... I care a little bit, but only in the context that it will help them learn better (also because I don't have a lot of friends ....... just kidding). So this post is selfish because I'm going to revel in the fact that some things are working in class. It's early, so I know I have plenty of time to screw things up, but it's nice to know that the students and I are getting off on the right foot.
If you browse the list at the right, you'll see some posts that show how we brainstormed for our first paper, which will have to be on Pop Culture. Some students are writing about the readings and I'm so happy that they are reading. I don't care so much if they like to readings, but it's nice to hear when they do. I especially appreciate blogs that show when students pull meaning from readings. There's even a post about a student's paper topic -- media influence on teen pregnancy -- which is a worthy thiing to write about, I believe.
I'm also pretty excited about students commenting on each others' blogs.