Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Why I’m a Selfish Teacher

Before I was a parent, I never bought into the line “this hurts me more than you.” If I was getting grounded or disciplined, how in the world did it pain my mom more than me? But, as an instructor, the phrase bears a hint of truth. It does hurt me when a student fails, which is why I continue to be a selfish teacher.

My agenda is selfish – I want to grow and learn, too, and failure is not an option. Continue reading


December 9, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching, Writing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment