How to be a Great Student: Part Three

Part Three in a great Five-part series by Kubla. Read the whole series as we head back into a new semester.

The Profound Bartender

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
Albert Einstein

How to be a Great Student: Part Three

Just call me Bob.

This is part of a series, click the tag: Be a Good Student for more.

The great student shows respect to his teacher and fellow classmates by using their names. Using one’s name pokes a hole in the force field we build around ourselves and makes an interaction personal.

In the 1960s, the United States was stepping out of the crushing conformity forced on us by McCarthyism. We can thank President Kennedy for attending Spartacus and changing the nation. The people of the US were also outraged at the government for its involvement in the Viet Nam War. This started a wave called Anti-Establishment. To be part of the Establishment was almost a dirty thing.

Teachers, sensitive to this new thing, stopped…

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