Treating graduate students as people, not just scholars in training, will make them better professionals…
Graduate students work for themselves and not a coach, but the sports analogy is useful nevertheless. It was with Popovich’s teaching in mind that I’ve lately instituted a rotating lunch schedule with my dissertation students. I now try to eat lunch with one of them each week when school is in session. We don’t go anyplace fancy (because it’s not about the food), and I always pay (because it’s not about the money, either).
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