Thursday, May 8, 2008

Teaching: it's the students, silly.

Susan Groppi has a great post about the lessons of teaching: it's not about the teacher; it's about the students. It's a lesson that I learned as well, though in a completely different field; I had also wanted to tie the material of the introductory course to events in the wider world.

When I first realized that teaching is about the students, I felt so self-centered that I had ever thought otherwise and embarrassed that I'd ever thought otherwise. I'm relieved to see someone else writing about it.

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