This came across my feed as I was heading to do my first bit of “official” fall term work on campus – i.e. the job that allows me to do projects of passion like Pin Up: The Movie.
A beautiful articulation of what’s been swirling around in my head regarding teaching.
One of the project producers, Maria Elena Buszek, shared it with me. Thank you, Maria.
- I’ll tell you exactly how to get an A, but you’ll have a hard time hearing me.
- I could hardly hear my own professors when I was in college over the din and roar of my own fear.
- Those who aim for A’s don’t get as many A’s as those who abandon the quest for A’s and seek knowledge or at least curiosity.
- I had bookmarked a citation for that fact, and now I can’t find it anywhere.
- The only way to seek knowledge is to open your hands and let your opinions drop, but that requires even more fear.
- The goals and outcomes I am required to put on my syllabus make me depressed; they are the illusion of controlling what cannot be controlled.
- I end up changing everything halfway through the semester anyway because the plan on paper is never what the living class ends up being about.
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