I had a student who, in teacher vernacular, was “there for the party.” He came to my class with sloppy, half-finished work but was always ready with a funny one-liner.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love math and I love comedy, but I believe in enjoying them separately. Justin had a stand-up routine that was truly impressive for an 11-year-old. Trouble was, it went on ALL DAY.