“Children, I said to her. For the first little while, they not exactly human, you don't find?”
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Warning--SOAP BOX RANT--Stepping UP!
I don't like that! At the college I attended a few years ago as an older student, there was a noticeable, tacit understanding between the students and some professors that the students were competing against one another. I wish the professors had taught us to work together and help one another. I am introverted and do not usually enjoy being part of a team; I need to be able to think and process information before I offer up an opinion, but there were times when I needed to have something explained to me. I understood substantially more when I discussed a topic with a peer. Professors need to be trained to encourage excellence rather than competition, and to teach their students how to teach one another. And the teachers should be paid more money! Don't get me started.
That's all I have to say. I'm stepping down. For now.