many of my academia colleagues seem to dislike teaching. personally I much prefer teaching than the pressure to publish just because, the fetishization of ‘original research’. I'd be a happy girl teaching daily and publishing at will.
I think it does better for the world, too. if we put more energy into good teaching and less into article quantity we'd have more article quality.
@melissaboiko I agree. My advisor said it simply - you publish something in a top tier journal, maybe ten people will actually read it a hundred could cite it.
But when you teach a group of 100 kids three times a week, he gets letters and emails decades later about how much he changed their life.
Of course teaching isn't perfect, but if we're thinking about the impactful things we do - that is the one that either lights people up or can shut them down.
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