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Interview #16: Cadmus, Robert (1977)

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00:56:20–00:57:08 Thinks choice of TAs more important than...

Thinks choice of TAs more important than training. Can't make a good teacher by giving a person a pamphlet.

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LS

They’re chosen carefully. Do you think that’s a factor?

RC

It’s definitely a factor. It’s also, I think, you can’t, I don’t think you can make a good teacher just by spending two weeks instead of one week, and giving them a booklet to read and saying, if you come here three hours a day for two weeks and read this booklet, you’ll be a good teacher. It comes from, it comes from inside. You have to want to do a good job, you have to allocate your priorities differently. I allocated my priorities when I was a TA differently, I guess, than most TAs. And I spent more time being a TA and less time being a graduate student. And I’m sure I could have gotten better grades in some courses if I had divided my time differently. But I was happy with where I was.

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