Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nerd Notes: Branford Marsalis on Students

Renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis talks about teaching and about students.  He's got some politically incorrect but factually correct things to say about a wide segment of the current student culture.  Bring on the home truths, sir!

Caveat: obviously, not all students are like the ones whom Marsalis describes.  Still, as a teacher, I've run into far too many who are.   Listen to what Marsalis has to say about overinflated self-esteem, self-absorption, and the refusal to do any honest, real, hard work.

Slight language warning:

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