Monday, December 13, 2010

Complaining About Your Students

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Here’s an article by a professor who wrote a column including some complaints about her students and, in return, encountered a lot of  negative responses from other professors.

 One skill that teachers need is the ability to be eternal optimists. I suspect we’ve all had classes and students that tested us. Along the way, most of learn to keep our frustrations to ourselves; there is nothing to be gained by expressing negative emotions to students. Still, I admit, there have been a few occasions . . .

 Italian movie buffs might recall the concluding  scene in Fellini’s  Nights of Cabiria.


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