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September 15, 2013

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Go Jamie, *nail* that perfectionism ;)

It's good to face the fact that it can be harder to teach what you know so well - how do you know what a neophyte needs to have spelled out, when it's the air you breath? I know sometimes I learned difficult material better from a TA who had maybe 4 yrs separation from it, rather than a Prof whose face would light up when the topic came up. The prof...just...SAW it, saw it ALL, complete, as it were, and had trouble seeing where the trouble might be.

But on the positive side, new course = more attention to detail, nothing getting accidentally sidelined because "I've taught this same material every year for the last 25 yrs" :)

I love living academia vicariously through you.... makes me almost wish....

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