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Why I Teach

The Law Teacher, Vol. XIV, No. 2, p. 16, 2007

1 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2009  

Kathleen Elliott Vinson

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: September 24, 2009


When discussing learning in the context of academia, most people would think of students learning from the teacher but great teaching moments occur when a teacher reflects on what she has learned from the other side of the podium, from student to teacher. Teaching is not a one way linear approach, but rather is recursive and reflective for both student and teacher. In the end, the knowledge that a teacher has shared with her students may be as great as the knowledge that she has gained from them.

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Vinson, Kathleen Elliott, Why I Teach (September 24, 2009). The Law Teacher, Vol. XIV, No. 2, p. 16, 2007. Available at SSRN:

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