NO research without teaching?
mk32e at nih.gov
Fri Nov 17 10:57:15 EST 1995
kkaye at vax.oxford.ac.uk wrote:
>I have found Tamara's setting up teaching as in some way non-academic to be
>affronting and rather odd. <snip>
>Nothing teaches you like teaching others.
>My two cents!
>Katherine J. Kaye
As someone who recently went theough an undergraduate career and am now
in my third year of a graduate program- I would like to say that while I
agree in principle with this post- there is nothing worse than being
taught by someone who doesn't want to be teaching. I have had several
classes over the years taught by folks who would rather be in the lab, or
who thought the basic classes were beneath them, or just didn't like
students! They were always unapproachable for questions, and on the
whole the class learned very little. I would say to Tamara- examine your
feelings and if you do not want to teach and feel that you would do a
poor job- don't force it! Not everyone has the patience for teaching,
and the students can suffer for it. I can't wait for the opportunity to
teach and I think I would be an ok teacher, but only time will tell!
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