Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spring Semester is About to Start!

Monday is the start of spring semester. Because of the experience I just went through with the student from last semester, I am more conscious than usual of an intention to be clearer, more patient, and most of all, more tactful than I have been in the past. I want to listen more, say less, or at least make fewer pronouncements, which is sometimes hard to do when I am teaching a class. I am sure that will be difficult for me, but I'm going to make an effort.


marly said...

All in the right place and the right amount, no? It is possible to be to reach a point where patience and tactfulness are immobilizing, after all.

Robbi said...

Yes, I agree. One has to strike a balance, but I know I am not by constitution very tactful.