We were listening to Beyond the Fringe in the car today as we drove to Miri’s soccer game. In “Sitting on the Bench,” Peter Cook ruminates, “It’s quite interesting work, mining. You’re given absolute free hand to do whatever you like, providing you get hold of two tons of coal every day.”
It’s rather like teaching. Lots of freedom to do whatever you like and in whatever way you want to do it, provided you get hold of two tons of coal every day.
(Oh, and you should stay away from writing “loser” on your students’ papers. But you probably already knew that.)