Remember the climactic scene in the movie “Spartacus” where all the captured slaves say, “I am Spartacus” to avoid having the Romans find the real one?

Well, I had a Spartacus deja vu moment in class today.

A student named “John” has been out with a medical issue for a couple of months, so I let him take a U.S. History test with an open book.  Other students jokingly said they wanted to use their book, too.

My response: “Only students named ‘John’ get to use a book today.”

Then, one student said, “My name is John,” immediately followed by another student saying the same thing and so on.  It was hilarious, and I’m sure none of them had seen Spartacus….

I love teaching…..