Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Humble pie doesn't taste all that good
But really, the whole experience so far has been an opportunity to reflect on my expectations for newspaper students. Ouch! This is the proverbial "walk in someone else's shoes" situation where I am learning by doing, and gaining a real appreciation for all that my students are able to do in the short bursts of time we have together each week. The intense nature of deadlines in a short period of time has brought back ancient memories of how difficult studying was, and apparently still is, for me (just look at the time this is being posted) which again helped me gain insight into how overbearing I have been with some of my students who don't work quickly.
The Institute is truly a humbling experience for this writer, and I am really glad to be a part of it even though it doesn't feel all that great. The best part are truly colleagues who have proven to be supportive and collaborative. Thanks to all and good night. Finally!
St. Margaret's Episcopal School
San Juan Capistrano, CA