Pop Quiz, Hotshot: By Dan Meyer • April 17, 2008 • 20 Comments In what two ways will your male teenage students spend their free time and disposable cash this weekend? How much does it matter if you don’t know?
Mr. K.April 17, 2008 - 11:47 am -
It’s a bit early for either GTA IV or Ironman, I think.
The other guess involves 4/20.
If it’s the latter, my guess is that it’s better if I don’t know.
Ryan McRaeApril 17, 2008 - 1:02 pm -
I live with college students (still teenagers) so I knew this one. Dan, you know where to send my prize.
danApril 17, 2008 - 2:38 pm -
Oh snap. I don’t even know this one. Gonna repost this May 2. Crud.
JackieBApril 17, 2008 - 3:49 pm -
I made the mistake of asking for a the value of the sine of 420 degrees a while ago. Needless to say, quite a few students were distracted by the thought of 4/20. I said I wasn’t looking forward to that day. One of my students told me not to worry, it falls on a Sunday this year. This was in February.
SarahApril 17, 2008 - 3:58 pm -
Male AND female.
They keep trying to put a countdown on my board…
MagistraApril 17, 2008 - 4:04 pm -
My “favorite” 4/20 distractors: Hitler and Columbine. Of course, Hitler is more effective since Columbine happened in 1st grade for my students.
Benjamin BaxterApril 17, 2008 - 4:39 pm -
I had a sophomore ask me if I was going to 4/20 it this weekend. Here, and I didn’t know what 4/20 was until college.
That might just speak to my own obliviousness.
danApril 17, 2008 - 4:53 pm -
This is, like, my dumbest post ever. My mind was far from 4/20 and more on the double release of Grand Theft Auto IV and Iron Man, which will keep your teenage boys out of the sunlight all. freaking. weekend.
Just not this weekend. Mr. K wins. I lose.
J.D. WilliamsApril 17, 2008 - 5:20 pm -
But hopefully GTA or Iron Man.
danApril 17, 2008 - 5:33 pm -
So dumb. So so dumb. Can’t bring myself to delete the post and bury my shame, though.
Mr. KApril 17, 2008 - 5:45 pm -
bury my shame
Dude – we need *some* way to know that you’re human…
JackieBApril 17, 2008 - 6:28 pm -
Bury your shame? Heck, I love the fact that it didn’t occur to you. Let’s me know there’s hope.
JackieBApril 17, 2008 - 6:29 pm -
Crud. Forgot the stupid close tag after “love”. Oh well.
See, we all make mistakes. Yeah, I meant to do that…
SarahApril 17, 2008 - 7:21 pm -
I had a student ask if you were high when you made graphing stories. Flatly denied. Your shame reassures me.
AngusApril 17, 2008 - 9:42 pm -
Who’s dumb? I had to Google 4/20 to figure out what everyone was talking about!
DinaApril 18, 2008 - 6:48 am -
We’re on Spring Break. I’m assuming all of my students are on their private yachts in the Carribean, as I am. No *chance*of getting high out there. Ha!
DaveApril 18, 2008 - 6:53 am -
For #1, The politically correct answer: Having age appropriate enjoyment in various leisure activites that all teenagers like.
#2 I probably know what there doing, but don’t want to know!
TheInfamousJApril 18, 2008 - 10:56 am -
I actually asked my students this and got the following responses from males and females alike:
1. School Talent Show — Most are planning on attending or being in it.
2. Watching some television show about Vampires. It is the latest fad at the school.
3. Going to the mall on 4/20 to see other folks high.
4. Had quite the debate about Ironman’s opening date but I don’t think it is opening this weekend.
Arthus EreaApril 19, 2008 - 10:05 am -
Hell, I’m a male teenage student and I had to Google 4/20 to find out what it was…