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Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 21:43:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Random Thought: Being A Teacher

I'm sitting here, a bit tired, waiting to go to my evening class, and I started thinking about what my life as a teacher is and should be, and what it is I do and should do as a teacher.

Being a teacher is not playing with lab rats or peering into test tubes. It's not being alone in front of the computer writing Random Thoughts. It's not hiding in or wandering through a library or seeking asylum in some archive. It's not displaying at a professional conference. It's demonstrating not expertise in a subject. Being a teacher is being caringly, challengingly, lovingly, excitedly, and engagingly engaged with people.

Make it a good day.


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