Another day of driving in early to meet a student for an appointment.
Another day the student doesn't show up.
This is a trend these days, and I'm trying to figure it out. In the real world, when you make an appointment to meet and you can't make it, you contact the person, preferably ahead of time, to cancel. Here, you just don't show up. What's up with this?
I mentioned to a student who had just stopped coming to class for a few weeks that the student should have sent me an email to let me know what was going on. The student noted that s/he didn't use email much anymore, and instead was only texting. Again: what's up with this?