Maybe the worst moment I’ve had as a journalism teacher is when a graduate student asked me, in the middle of class: “How are we expected to learn if you don’t teach us?” My first thought, which I safely kept unspoken, was: “How did you make it this far?”

The Natives Aren’t Restless Enough

Derek Willis is right. I am so glad I’m not the only teacher who has this kind of energy sink student. I’m going to motivate them today, or they will tremble with fear.

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