Losing Class

There are a lot of things that happen during my photojournalism classes – philosophy and sociology discussions, rambles about roads, ponderings on psychology. Sometimes, they even relate to photojournalism … but today, well, today we went off track.

Every week we do a “VizCamp” – it’s a 10-15 minute presentation by a student on something they think everyone else should know. The idea (based on the “bar camp” idea) is to add a little knowledge about photojournalism that we wouldn’t normally cover. (Don’t tell them, but it also helps them work on presentation skills.)

Well, today … today our presentation, lead by Emily Gomez, was titled “De-stressing though Dance.”

Ahem.

Yeah …

Ten minutes later, the whole class was up and learning how to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

I have never lost control of a class so badly … nor thought it was such a wonderful thing to see.

JOUR5370 dances to "Thriller," Athens, Ga., March 4, 2010. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson, www.mejphoto.com)

JOUR5370 dances to "Thriller," Athens, Ga., March 4, 2010. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson, www.mejphoto.com)