Tuesday, September 01, 2020

When Grandma Has Teeth

teeth denture on top of blue shelf

Joseph Epstein and Kurt Harden on the value of tough teachers. An excerpt:

I remember my favorite college professor.  He taught Introduction to Constitutional Law.  I wouldn’t describe him as the Maclean type but when he called on you, it was important that you knew the readings; otherwise the next 15 minutes would be a lesson to other students on the importance of knowing the readings…at your expense.  There was no moving on to the next person once he sensed that you were unprepared.  The fear and shame was real.

[Photo by Nhia Moua at Unsplash

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