First Class

Anxious Thoughts, Preparations, and Patterns

What will I do before the session begins that illustrates that I value the content more than anything? If I believe I should be like a mad scientist inviting the students into the laboratory, what has to happen before the lab is opened to students? If I am to convince students that they mean more to me than anyone else, what must happen before I ever set foot in the classroom setting?

I’ve read the case at least five times in preparation, and more if it’s the first time I’m teaching the case. I’ve read it considering the student questions that have been posed. I’ve read it with yellow marker in hand. I’ve read it looking for content that might be confusing to me. I’ve read it ...

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