Anyway we had our last day of class on Thursday. Our professor, who was one of the best I have ever had, read a poem at the end of class and by the time he finished he was near tears. He folded up his paper, looked up, and said thank you. Before he was finished people had already begun standing up and filing out of the room.
I felt a little unsatisfied with us as a class giving that sort of response and felt like something was missing. It wasn't until later in the day that I realized what it was. We should have applauded. Should students applaud for their teachers if they liked the course?