|The never ending quest|
for a decent Amelia-avatar
My students have, well, a healthy fear of me. I think I've gotten to the point where I have the reputation as the professor who doesn't take a lot of crap from students. Mostly, that works for me.
But this year in particular, I'm seeing healthy fear looking a lot like unhealthy anxiety. So while I am getting a few tugs at the boundaries, I'm getting more need for re-assurance. More having to re-state things so they can be sure they don't screw it up. And surprise and disbelief when there are things I'm not so uptight about.
So I am wondering, has it gone too far? It's too late for this semester, I think (first 15 minutes and all), but do I need to tone it down a bit?