On Teaching English

Max says: Give objectives before they read and work through 5 or 6 examples in class and show applications in “realife” Show them a formal revision by a good student & discuss where & how we got there & vice versa Don’t take it personally Don’t let them put me on the defensive Don’t give up on my Altruism but realize I didn’t make them the way they are & I can’t change the world Give them an opportunity but do not require them to come up to the “adult” level It’s hard (impossible) for many to realize the importance of literature, humanities, writing a clear sentence, reading for meaning and talking about it intelligently with one another It’s not a direct benefit like Accounting 001.