Distressed students create stressed professors

As academics, we’ve been trained first in research, second in teaching (if we are lucky), and rarely in interpersonal skills. This can lead to some distressing situations when we inevitably have a student enter our office upset about personal issues and wanting to share. I find this problem is two-fold. First, students aren’t trained on how to communicate their needs without oversharing. For example, what … Continue reading Distressed students create stressed professors