Friday, October 03, 2008

"You're Bored and You're Boring"

Best teaching assistant confession of all time. True story, too. The students "loved it. Really."

Reminds me of the description of a Harvard psychology professor, Dr. William James, in Caleb Carr's The Alienist, "who had a habit of reclining on the floor when his students' participation was flagging and declaring that teaching was 'a mutual process.'"

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