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.

2 comments:

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.