Posts Tagged ‘Teaching and Learning’

By Tricia Lunt, English Faculty

It’s back to school time here at RMU, the halls once again crowded with eager seekers of knowledge. I’m back at work with my beloved colleagues.

On the first day, we all imagine perfectly inspiring scenes from countless feel-good films suffused with persistent students, inspiring teachers, and life-changing intellectual achievement.

The reality is not quite so glossy.

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Nonetheless, there’s a lot to look forward to as we begin a new academic year.

Curiosity

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This is the dream of teachers everywhere, not the reality.

We wonder; we seek to know. We ask; we learn. The rest is homework.

Discovery

Marvelous insights patiently wait to be

discovered, a mine of jewels inside each mind.

Ambiguity

Ah, the persistent and wonderful tension at the heart of the grand and great complexities.

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Discord

Just for grown-ups. Disagree, with logic and clarity as your side. It’s healthy and beneficial, and the reason why there is more than one book on every subject in the library.

Harmony

Sometimes, classrooms can fill up with positive and productive energy. It is as rare as any other tremendously beautiful thing, and just as special.

 

Thus, hoping for the best, we start fresh, and hold our breath for a moment while the possibilities are still endless.

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