A Few Nice Words from a Class

Periodically, especially for courses where the material is challenging, academically dense, or the class seems to be floundering, I will use the old index card trick.  Basically, everyone in the class gets a blank index card upon which they can write any question, concern, or comment related to class, to the material, or to an assignment.  If a student has nothing to write, then they can leave the card blank or write something positive about the course.  The cards are anonymous, collected and shuffled.  Then I take some class time to go through the cards.  Here are a few of the kindnesses gleaned from the exercise in my Queer Theory course:

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