Wednesday, March 10, 2010


This profession has its good days and its bad days. It's wise to not get too comfortable with either.

At the end of a challenging day, I need to remind myself that my class is not a homogeneous entity.

Sometimes, I feel like I am up against a group of lazy, unmotivated, rebellious students. It is good to remind myself that they are not all the same. Their personalities scatter across a dynamic spectrum of manners, industry, and academics.

Contrary to my feelings of persecuted frustration, they are not a solidary, conspiratorial, antagonistic Borg.

Appreciate the labors of the good students. Do not agonize over the bad apples. See the classroom as half full.

Photo by jef safi.


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