Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Learning names 

One thing that we were required to do as part of our orientation exercise for student teaching was to get a large set of names, including the name of the principal's secretary, the janitor responsible for our room and a worker from the faculty cafe.

It's a great thing to do.

By introducing myself to these people and asking their names, they have all gotten a favorable first impression of me. And as anyone who's ever seen the movie Election knows, it's important to keep a positive relationship with your janitor.

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