//An online lesson about writing a rhetorical analysis for AP Lang Aaron: *getting confused about what piece is being discussed* Izzee: "Frederick Douglass did not write about the coronavirus!"
//AP Lang, there's a sub, the magnet kids have all sat together //another kid comes over Kid 1: so what are we supposed to be doing Magnet kids: nothing is posted *the kid goes back to his table* Kid 1 (to his table): the magnet kids don't know anything so we're good
Klein: You all are young scholars who are among the top 5% of thinkers in the country. Okay, I didn't mean to compliment you guys.
Klein: You can say things just to say it-- things you don’t mean, like when I say to my students “You did a really good job”.
//Klein calling on people. He points at Eli. Klein: You! Eli: I was in your class last semester. You know my name. Klein: Ah, I do know your name. White boy!
//Talking about Myrtle's death in The Great Gatsby Klein: It's not like the trolley problem-- either swerve left and kill a car with 16 Dominican nuns, or swerve right and kill an adulterous woman who carries her surplus flesh sensuously?
//Great Gatsby presentations Brian: The author is taking a modernist approach, recognizing that the character isn’t always doing interesting things. For example, in Harry Potter, they don’t talk about him going to the bathroom. Klein: That chapter was deleted. Class: But there was actually some chapters in Harry Potter where he went to the bathroom… Klein: That part was actually interesting though. Sarah: He took an interesting shit. Klein: Harry on the Potter.
//Discussing brownie cookies Mr. Horne: Who in here likes chocolate chips in their brownies? //Several people raise their hands Mr. Horne: I've found the communists in this classroom.
(Speaking in an anecdote) Mr. Klein: So when my wife was planning her wedding- Liam (Interrupting): Wait a minute, planning HER wedding? Not OUR wedding? //Pause Klein: Oh. Well, I showed up and did what they asked me to do!
Klein: So what do you think caused the banging? //Class remains silent Klein: Wow, that sounded awkward.