Monday, May 7, 2007

A thought for the summer semester

Rick Majeris, speaking about Bobby Knight in a tribute to Knight's 880th career win on 1 January 2007:

[Players] don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

An interesting thought to transfer to teaching.

Most faculty probably approached a class with the assumption that the teacher had something important that we wanted to know. That might not be quite so true of our students. After all, if a top college coach can say that about young men who basically went to college with the sole purpose of learning from him and moving on to the NBA, what of the random kid in our classes?

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