I got plenty of friendly student-evaluations
in my 50 years of teaching;
But some of the unfriendly ones showed
more creative spark: e.g.
‘I’m Irish and Democrat—
but I still can’t stand you.”
“Mr Lyons expresses his ideas very clearly—
many he should not express.”
“I thought Prof. X was worst teacher ever
until I met you.”
“I don’t like you living like a king just because
you know the outdated doctrines of dead men. “
(King of impoverished land!)
In ethics course: “Ha, ha—
in spite of all your efforts,
I still know right from wrong!