Saturday, May 26, 2007


Before I say what I came here today to say, I feel it is important for me to reinforce for you all just how much I love teaching and just how important I think teaching is to an academic life. I have an utter, dogged faith in the power and promise of the classroom. Further, I don't just think that we, as teachers, are important to the undergrads. I also think that the undergrads should play a role in how we think about our research, how we write, how we conceptualize our place in the big picture. I think the undergraduates should be a vital part of a research community and I think what happens in the classroom should be more to us than a way to get a paycheck.

That said:

They've left! They're gone! Oh, oh, THANK GOD. The campus is quiet, the library is dead, the town is sane. The undergrads have gone home and left us in peace. The summer has officially begun.


Blogger Horace said...

Every person I know with a teaching philosophy as open and engaged as yours (myself included) feels this way right about now, too.

Tomorrow, I'll go into the empty coffee shop and raise my mocha as a toast--welcome to the summer!

5:51 PM  
Blogger The History Enthusiast said...

Yay for the semester's end! Huzzah!

8:44 PM  

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