Yes, there are still exhilarating moments in teaching.
This week I gave students my personal end of the semester questionaire. It includes the query, “Courses like this are supposed to stretch you, so what would you say is the biggest way that you’ve been stretched?”
As you might imagine, some of the replies were encouraging, others weren’t.
But one student answered, “Arguing about the arguments of others is more challenging than arguing about your own arguments.” When I read that discovery, I wanted to spike the ball.