Professor Hale was out last week so I was teaching his class in addition to my own. I actually enjoy teaching programming but teaching two classes at the same time can be stressful. Each class meets for several hours in the morning and at night.
I had an odd experience on Monday. Three of the students said that they were going to leave early and I thought they were joking. I was about to cover some new material that day so it was certainly not a day anyone would want to miss. They did leave 30 minutes after class began. I thought it was extremely rude. The next day they said they did not understand and expected me to go over the material again for them. I told them they needed to schedule tutoring time because I was not about to penalize everyone else for their laziness. I guess they are not used to the rigor of my classroom.