by Richard Sabel, Clinical Assistant Professor @SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
and Alithia Alleyne, Chair, SUNY UFS Communications Committee
“Personally, this has been one of the most challenging and enjoyable teaching experiences. Challenging in that working through an interpreter limits the amount of information that can be shared. It requires time and effort selecting the most salient material. We are all familiar with the quote “I would have written you a shorter letter if I had more time.” I’ve found the shorter lecture is often the better lecture.”
“The joy comes from the students”, Professor Sabel said. Given the current unrest in Haiti, students are faced with unimaginable challenges, yet they show up each day for class. Their passion and commitment to learning, and serving the people of their country, is ever present, impressive, and inspiring.
“As educators, we all know that the giving and receiving goes both ways. At this juncture, I’m receiving more than I’m giving.”
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