What I’ve Learned From Teaching

WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM TEACHING: “[T]he most frustrating thing as a teacher is trying to figure out the boundary between I’m not trying hard enough and they’re not trying hard enough. I try to console myself with ‘I can’t put more work into a student’s grade than the student does’, but there’s still some residual guilt from students doing poorly. Even when I don’t have the slightest clue who the student is because said student hasn’t bothered to reach out to me in anyway.”  It is always a delicate balancing act, and you never feel like you always get it right.  When students fail, you feel like you have let them down even while you acknowledge that they need to be doing so much more.  That’s certainly one thing I did not realize when I started.  

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