It’s the first thing I’ve ever read that describes the full scope of what it is like to teach at a community college, and it is full of little gems that capture all the complications of the work we do and the complications present in every single classroom for students and instructors.
Ever had this thought?:
“Am I enabling them,” Greg writes in an e-mail, “by meeting this lack of effort halfway?” In some cases, he thinks, it would be cruel to punish it.
I have. Captured there is the difficulty and paradox of being both advocate and judge for our students.
Pick a sentence and post it in the comments.