Originally Posted by Steve Smith
I like that approach because it is a solid path toward improvement. Some in your position would feed their own ego by being pedantic but that would not be helpful to the students. I would like to see the responsible list and the correction list if you have it in a format which wouldn't be too much trouble to share.
Originally Posted by JayJay
Kudos to you. I applaud you for your approach to teaching.
Thanks guys. The analogy is not perfect, but I think of teaching as very much like coaching. My job is to get the best out of the students in my classes. Everything I do pedagogically should serve that goal, and not the goal of impressing on them how smart I am or of fueling my burning sense of righteous indignation at how stupid and lazy kids are nowadays. For reasons somewhat out of their control (and somewhat in their control too, to be honest), they lack a lot of the capacities and dispositions I'd like them to have. But if I'm not willing to meet them where they are and try to help them improve, then I have no business in the teaching profession.
Steve Smith, I've got my list of usage errors in a Word document, which I think I should be able to send in a PM.