Teaching is the Greatest Act of Optimism

Written by Dr. Heather McIlvaine-Newsad

I keep a quote from Mark Van Doren pinned to a bulletin board in my office. It reads: “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” At this point in the semester, up to my neck with papers to grade, I look at this often to remind myself why I assign so much work.

Listen on NPR here: Teaching is the Greatest Act of Optimism

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