October 20, 2008
Besides learning how to deal with students' hostility in class, you have to learn how to handle your own
Last month I gave a talk to new faculty members at a nearby college and afterward, a professor raised her hand and asked me how to deal with feelings of hostility in the classroom. I expounded at length upon the best ways to push through the skepticism and anger of students.
Raising her hand again, she said, "No, no. I mean how do we deal with the feelings of hostility that