I was hired for my expertise but am I (or my students) suffering from my “expert brain?” That’s what I thought about as I reflected upon “Our Stories” during our first Student Ready College Committee meeting for the semester.
My expertise represents my mastery of a particular subject. I once thought that was all that students needed from me; to know the subject matter and know it well! Apparently that’s not all that they need. Am I so engulfed in my “expert brain” that I’m missing all the contextual factors of a college experience? These same factors that can, and often do, interfere with what we do in the classroom.