So far this week, we have been doing student presentations. My presentation got moved to next class because we ran out of time today. I like the idea of doing student presentations because sometimes it’s nice to hear things from students’ point of view because I can relate more to them than the teachers. I can see how hard teaching must be if people don’t participate in class discussions because then you don’t really know what to do or talk about. You’re kind of just hanging there hoping that someone will raise their hand and have something to say. I really like our class discussions about our readings because it gives me a better understanding of what I read, since some of the readings we had this week were a little difficult. It’s cool that the whole class read the same thing, but everyone connects with the stories differently or views them in a different way that I never thought about. I think that that the second essay is going to be way harder because I think the readings in this section are harder to analyze than the first ones. I’m a little nervous for my presentation next class because I really hope that people participate in our discussion.