John Kelley – “The Emotions of First Year Teaching.”

John Kelley, visiting professor from the University of Chicago, on August 13, 2015, opened up our Teaching and Learning Center event series with a wonderful presentation on “The Emotions of First Year Teaching.” His presentation was very thought-provoking and helped inspire some great discussion afterwards. Some of the advice he gave can be simply summarised below in three points (with mirrored inverse or corollary statements):

  • It’s about them!”  (inverse -> “it’s not about you”)
  • Think about them!” (inverse -> “don’t think about yourself”)
  • Know what you are doing!” (corollary -> “tell them what you are doing!”)


You can see the complete video of the talk at the link below: