More love, less labor: adjuncts and the hierarchy of labor in higher education
splendid post and blog discovery — now added to #adjunct blogs to following in WP for re-blogging ease and subscribed to in my rss reader
Teaching is, for those of us who are lucky to have figured this out, a joyful and deeply rewarding profession. I’ve been teaching for over 12 years, and have worked with adults from 18 to over 70. I have taught classes on English as a Second Language (ESL), professional communication skills, computer literacy, citizenship, bilingual education, second language acquisition, and other topics. Every class is like waking up to a new way of thinking and problem-solving, as my students and I find new ways to make connections between the material we are engaging with and our worlds. I tell friends and family members that it is seldom that I leave class feeling worse than I did when I got there. I regard it, perhaps a bit selfishly, as the best therapy I’ve ever had.
The problem with therapy, unfortunately, is that unless you have the right circumstances, it’s extremely costly…
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