Justin finally convinced me to go to a Thinkers’ Club meeting. Now, it’s likely that most of you have no clue what that is, so let me explain:
A few months ago, before Mr. Ott conducted his massive roundup of students who participate in extracurriculars, he circulated a schedule of clubs and their photo-op times. Among the clubs listed was a “Thinkers’ Club.” Everyone was puzzled, but I had a growing suspicion that this was some secret club that Mr. Mongenas started up, because the biggest compliment he can give you is to call you a “thinker.”
Apparently I was right. Someone in my Politics & Religion class, a Thinker, explained the club to us. I’m still not sure exactly what they do, but it seems they sit around and philosophize, in an extension of Mr. Mongenas’ Morality & Justice class. Actually, that description is what got me interested, since I eventually found his class interesting last year (more on that later).
So Justin, John, and I went up to the Religion wing to see what was going on: an end-of-year pizza party. We ended up sitting in a circle, discussing each of the religion teachers – their qualities, flaws, etc. Not bad.
Anyways, Mr. Mongenas mentioned to me that, upon searching Google for his name – like we all do in a short moment of ego – he’d found a blog entry of mine from the beginning of last year, saying quite bluntly:
… But I’m not too thrilled with Mr. Mongenas (Morality & Social Justice), who doesn’t seem to be too thrilled about teaching the course.
(Read the rest of that entry, “Catching Up”…)
Until he mentioned that entry, I had completely forgotten all about my first impressions of Mr. Mongenas, which admittedly weren’t that positive. But only a couple weeks into the course, I was very happy about both him and the course. I’m sorry that he had to find that post, because it really doesn’t reflect what I think of him as a teacher.
This should serve as a reminder for me to make a habit of updating my views on everything I post here. And given that this will be entry №632 at Minh’s Notes and Apuntes de Minh, I’ve certainly got a lot of catching up to do.