Chapter 10. Summary

I still remember walking into that classroom at Washington State University. I was a graduate student and Teaching Assistant and was about to teach my very first pre-calculus class. I had never been a teacher before (except as a substitute) and really had no idea what to expect. We had been given some training in the days before classes were to begin, but nothing could have prepared me completely for what I was to experience. The training consisted mostly of practicing some basic lectures in front of our peers. I do not recall there being a lot of formal instruction written down, it was mostly group discussions.

Likewise, I still remember the first days that I took over as the database administrator. Any time anything went wrong ...

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