Teaching Tip

An entry in a small notebook dated September 96. Jill Scott was teaching a course at Carleton on postmodern theory and wrapping up her thesis.

Jill asked for advice for the 1st time teacher. Told her not to be afraid of silence. Pauses permit cogitation.

Of course one learns to judge the quality of silences. Some of them signal befuddlement. Others, attuned audience.

And so (pause) for day 549

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