Sunday, October 08, 2006

the guy in the second row

I've always wondered what was up with the
guy in the second row, the person in any class that seems to hold a personal conversation with the professor. God, those people were both impressive and annoying.

God has a sense of humor. To my horror, I've found that I've become one of those people.

Sometimes I wonder if it would have been better to go with the meek and shy persona in class. Oh well. Jay Parini wrote in The Art of Teaching that a successful teacher is a stage performer, that they have no choice but to adopt a persona to become a successful teacher. I suppose that goes for students as well.

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