Teaching is a Laborious Magic
I really love teaching college students. It’s an awful effort, as in its both an intense slog and the results are awe-provoking, and in retrospect the process looks almost like a kind of interpersonal magic.
Scores fell during the pandemic: that is to be expected
Existential adversity does not produce an environment conducive to learning. So why would we expect students to do well?
How to Learn Under Threat
On trying to get an education while the world falls apart and the apparent folly despite its daily necessity.